Journal article

Attention to the Tripartite's one health measures in national action plans on antimicrobial resistance

Louise Munkholm, Olivier Rubin, Erik Baekkeskov, Sarah Humboldt-Dachroeden

JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY | PALGRAVE MACMILLAN LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

The WHO, FAO, and OIE (the Tripartite) promote One Health (OH) as the guiding frame for national responses to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Little is known, however, about how much national action plans (NAPs) on AMR actually rely on the OH measures outlined by the Tripartite. The paper investigates attention to OH through a systematic content analysis of 77 AMR NAPs to discern regional and income patterns in the integration of these OH measures. Our findings suggest that (1) AMR NAPs almost universally address the three key sectors of OH, namely, human, animal, and environmental health; (2) AMR NAPs primarily apply OH measures in policies related to human health care, food production, hyg..

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