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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Outputs of the different studies provide evidence and convincing arguments to engage policymakers and other relevant stakeholders in the AMR discussion. Accepted and feasible policies are key for sustainable solutions that achieve impact. CRP Livestock aims specifically to support countries in setting up appropriate strategies on antibiotic use in livestock.
Our main activities are:
- Synthesize evidence on antimicrobial use and AMR to inform public policy and the development of credible, enforceable regulations and other interventions 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 policymakers in agriculture and health, and encourage integrated policy approaches supported by experimental evidence, in the context of One Health solutions;
- Pilot and evaluate approaches for surveillance of use of antimicrobials, presence in the environment and water, treatment failure, and AMR; and
- Contribute to mapping existing and projecting future use of antimicrobials in the face of increasing intensification
- Provide evidence-based recommendations to support the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs
The case studies featured below illustrate ongoing and past research and provide insights into how AMR research is done within the CGIAR AMR hub.
Giving support to National governments
Surveillance systems monitoring antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in many African and Asian countries are still inexistent or in development. To support countries' efforts to implement and improve surveillance of AMR, ILRI researchers are collaborating with national governments in establishing data collection systems on antimicrobial use.