The Council of the Australian Governments has endorsed the new National AMR Strategy – 2020 and Beyond.
The overall goal of the strategy is to:
- minimise development and spread of AMR
- ensure continued availability of effective antimicrobials.
The strategy groups actions to reduce AMR under 7 key objectives. Although the strategy refers to the broader term antimicrobial resistance, it focuses on antibiotic resistance as the area of greatest concern.
Building on previous plans and initiatives
The National AMR Strategy – 2020 and Beyond builds on Australia’s first National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Strategy 2015–2019 which was released in June 2015.
Responding to the threat of antimicrobial resistance: Australia’s First National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2015–2019
To achieve the strategy’s goals the Australian Government developed an implementation plan. This plan outlines specific actions to take to achieve each of the Strategy’s 7 objectives.
The final progress report finalises the first national AMR strategy. It highlights:
- activities undertaken between 2017 and 2019
- priorities for continued action under Australia’s National AMR Strategy – 2020 and beyond.
The first progress report of the strategy highlights:
- the key activities undertaken in Australia in the first 2 years of the strategy
- areas for continued and future action.