Advancing Global Health Security through Multisectoral Coordination
The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA)—a global partnership of countries and organizations—was launched in 2014 with the aim to strengthen country, regional, and global capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. To support the GHSA, MTaPS works with national stakeholders and counterparts in Côte d’Ivoire to contain the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to improve the quality of health care.
The GHSA December 2016 Joint External Evaluation (JEE) assessment confirmed that AMR is a major threat in Côte d’Ivoire, with the country receiving the minimum score in all four evaluation areas, including health care-associated infection (HCAI) prevention and control and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) activities.
MTaPS supported sustained AMR containment by slowing the emergence of resistant bacteria and preventing the spread of resistant infections by building the capacity of in-country stakeholders through a system-strengthening approach. MTaPS supported actions to address the gaps in multisectoral coordination (MSC) by collaborating with national stakeholders and other partners.Download