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Antimicrobial Resistance Multi Partner Trust Fund (AMR MPTF) Launched

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Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister for Health has launched the Antimicrobial Resistance Multi-Partner Trust Fund (AMR MPTF). The objective of the launch is to implement the AMR MPTF project activities in Ghana through the National Action Plan (NAP). The aspiration of the AMR MPTF is to ensure commitment to the principles of one health, which are communication, coordination, and collaboration, in a Holistic manner across human, animal, and environmental health in curbing the threat of AMR.

Hon. Agyeman-Manu in his address said, Ghana is currently a successful grantee of the AMR MPTF, and the funds will be geared towards the implementation of the activities under the NAP, which is in line with the objectives of the AMR MPTF.

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The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), pledged to fully collaborate with other tripartite organizations, which are the   World Health Organisation (WHO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). They also pledged to collaborate with the government and non-governmental bodies as major stakeholders in the AMR MPTF project to further promote the One Health approach in tackling AMR.

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