Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics11060820
Title: A Qualitative Study on the Design and Implementation of the National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance in the Philippines
Authors: Lota, Maria Margarita M
Chua, Alvin Qijia 
Azupardo, Karen
Lumangaya, Carlo
Reyes, Katherine Ann
Villanueva, Sharon Yvette Angelina M
Legido-Quigley, Helena 
Roxas, Evalyn A
Keywords: antimicrobial resistance
implementation plan
policy development
policy analysis
One Health
Philippines
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2022
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Lota, Maria Margarita M, Chua, Alvin Qijia, Azupardo, Karen, Lumangaya, Carlo, Reyes, Katherine Ann, Villanueva, Sharon Yvette Angelina M, Legido-Quigley, Helena, Roxas, Evalyn A (2022-06-01). A Qualitative Study on the Design and Implementation of the National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance in the Philippines. ANTIBIOTICS-BASEL 11 (6). ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics11060820
Abstract: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global public health threat that warrants urgent at-tention. Countries developed their national action plans (NAPs) following the launch of the Global Action Plan on AMR in 2015. The development and implementation of NAPs are often complicated due to the multifaceted nature of AMR, and studies analyzing these aspects are lacking. We analyzed the development and implementation of the Philippine NAP on AMR with guidance from an AMR governance framework. We conducted in‐depth interviews with 37 participants across the One Health spectrum. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and were analyzed thematically, adopting an interpretative approach. The enabling factors for NAP implementation include (1) a high level of governmental support and involvement of relevant stakeholders, (2) the development of policies to support improved responses in infection prevention and control and antimicrobial stewardship, and (3) better engagement and advocacy by professional associations and civil society groups. The challenges include (1) a lack of resources and regulatory capacity, (2) insufficient im-petus for AMR research and surveillance, and (3) limited One Health engagement. Although there has been considerable progress for human health, strengthening the involvement and representa-tion of the animal health and environment sectors in the AMR scene must be undertaken. Developing well‐defined roles within policies will be paramount to the strong implementation of AMR strat-egies.
Source Title: ANTIBIOTICS-BASEL
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/230597
ISSN: 2079-6382
DOI: 10.3390/antibiotics11060820
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