Supporting the Global Health Security Agenda
USAID MTaPS supports the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), whose purpose is to help build countries’ capacity to protect themselves from infectious disease threats and to raise global health security as a national and worldwide priority. The GHSA has 11 action packages, including one to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR). MTaPS helps GHSA target countries advance USAID’s AMR action package-related objectives.
GHSA target countries face a number of challenges related to infection prevention and control (IPC) and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS). In both the human and animal-related sectors, stakeholders have limited capacity for and political commitment to addressing IPC and AMS; in addition, low- and middle-income countries often face challenges due to weak regulations, standards, systems, and governance in these areas.
MTaPS’ GHSA/AMR work focuses on these two areas of IPC and AMS in human health, with the potential to work on animal health. MTaPS also collaborates with in-country stakeholders to help strengthen multisectoral (One Health) coordination for AMR containment.