The Department of Health (DOH), together with other member agencies of the Inter-Agency Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (ICAMR), culminated the week-long celebration of the Philippine Antimicrobial Awareness Week (PAAW) highlighting the importance of the One Health approach to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic threat.
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022 Activity Details All November 18 November 19 November 21 November 22 November 23 – 25 November 28 November 29
DOH is looking for AMR CHAMPIONS! The detailed mechanics and guidelines may be accessed through this link: https://tinyurl.com/AMRChampions2022Mechanics. Deadline of submission of entries is on November 16, 2022. If you think you or your organization has what it takes to be an AMR CHAMPION, join the contest now!
As we celebrate the WAAW this year, we will be adopting the local theme, “Sama-samang magtulungan upang antimicrobial resistance ay mapigilan.” Given the inter-relatedness of human and animal health, plant production, food safety, and the environment in both the evolution of AMR and the solutions to this problem, tackling it effectively requires concerted action across continue reading : World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022 Campaign
The Department of Health enjoins all concerned stakeholders to provide position papers, recommendations and other inputs on the draft Administrative Order that sets the standards on the implementation of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in the primary care setting. Through browsing the copy of the advisory provided below, you will be directed to a link where continue reading : DOH CALLS FOR COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT AO OF AMS PROGRAM IN PRIMARY CARE IMPLEMENTATION
The Department of Health will conduct series of virtual trainings on Antimicrobial Stewardship this August and October 2022. To know more about the details of the AMS training please refer to the department circular and department personnel order below.
The DOH, through the Pharmaceutical Division, issued an Advisory to inform relevant stakeholders and partners regarding the change in schedule of the conduct of the second batch of AMS online training, from May 2-27, 2022 to May 20 to June 4, 2022. The said change in schedule was due to the ongoing system maintenance of continue reading : DOH informs stakeholders on the change in schedule of the Batch 2 AMS Blended Learning Program for Hospitals
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing public health threat globally even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Cognizant that antibiotic overuse and misuse in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic may potentially exacerbate the AMR situation in the country and may put stewardship efforts at risk, the DOH acknowledged the more urgent need to implement antimicrobial stewardship continue reading : The DOH Pharmaceutical Division continues to cascade the National Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) training program for hospitals through the blended learning framework
2020 Data Summary Report Source: Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Reference Laboratory