Vietnam is facing the challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) because of the overuse of antimicrobials in humans and animals. In response, the government and partners have developed several programs. This brief outlines the current situation of antimicrobial resistance in Vietnam from the perspective of human health, livestock and aquaculture.
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Research findings provide credible evidence that can be used for policymaking towards rational use of antimicrobials and effective control of antimicrobial resistance. To support efforts to implement and improve country-level surveillance of antimicrobial resistance, our researchers are collaborating with national governments to set up data collection systems on antimicrobial use.
- Synthesize evidence on antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance to inform public policy and the development of credible, enforceable regulations that reduce antimicrobial use.
- Generate evidence to promote good practices in the governance, supply, use and disposal of agriculture-associated antimicrobials and identify incentives that facilitate their adoption.
- Engage agriculture and health policymakers and encourage integrated policy approaches in the context of the One Health approach.
- Pilot and evaluate approaches for surveillance antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial use, presence of antimicrobials in the environment and antimicrobial treatment failure.
- Contribute to mapping of existing and projected future use of antimicrobials in the face of increasing intensification of farming systems.
- Provide evidence-based recommendations to support the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs.