The strategic plan for combating antimicrobial resistance in Gulf Cooperation Council States

Balkhy, Hanan H., Assiri, Abdullah M., Mousa, Haifa Al, Al-Abri, Seif S., Al-Katheeri, Huda, Alansari, Huda, Abdulrazzaq, Najiba M., Aidara-Kane, Awa, Pittet, Didier, Erlacher-Vindel, Elisabeth, Al Abdely, Hail Mater, Al Othman, Adel, Al Johani, Sameera M., Fadlelmula, Abubaker, El-Saed, Aiman, Poff, Gregory, Al Habrawy, Abdulrahman, Al Omi, Yousuf, Saeed Mutlaq, Alaa, Hakawi, Ahmed, Al Zahrani, Mohammed, Al Hajjar, Sami, Al Thawadi, Sahar, Somily, Ali M., Al Zowawi, Hosam, Al Shahrani, Saeed, Al Quwaizini, Mohamed, Al Sahaaf, Ali, Ahmed Salim, Mohammed Fayez, Hossein Zidan, Kamal, El Khawajah, Safaa Abdulaziz, AlSalman, Jameela, Hasan Mohamed Saeed, Nermin Kamal, Al Qalloushi, Noura, Aly Omar, Abeer, Abdulrazzaq, Najiba, Maskari, Zaina, Ali Khamis Al Lawati, Faryal, Al Hashami, Hilal, Al Yaqoubi, Mubarak, Al Shaqsi, Khalifa, Al Harthi, Huda, Youif Elawad, Khalid Hamid, Said Hussein, Wael Ezzeldin, Abdelkader Morsy, Yasser Mohamed, Abdalkarim Taha, Salah Ahmed, Al Maslamani, Eman Abdulrahman and Al Sulaiti, Maryam (2016) The strategic plan for combating antimicrobial resistance in Gulf Cooperation Council States. Journal of Infection and Public Health, 9 4: 375-385. doi:10.1016/j.jiph.2016.03.003

Author Balkhy, Hanan H.
Assiri, Abdullah M.
Mousa, Haifa Al
Al-Abri, Seif S.
Al-Katheeri, Huda
Alansari, Huda
Abdulrazzaq, Najiba M.
Aidara-Kane, Awa
Pittet, Didier
Erlacher-Vindel, Elisabeth
Al Abdely, Hail Mater
Al Othman, Adel
Al Johani, Sameera M.
Fadlelmula, Abubaker
El-Saed, Aiman
Poff, Gregory
Al Habrawy, Abdulrahman
Al Omi, Yousuf
Saeed Mutlaq, Alaa
Hakawi, Ahmed
Al Zahrani, Mohammed
Al Hajjar, Sami
Al Thawadi, Sahar
Somily, Ali M.
Al Zowawi, Hosam
Al Shahrani, Saeed
Al Quwaizini, Mohamed
Al Sahaaf, Ali
Ahmed Salim, Mohammed Fayez
Hossein Zidan, Kamal
El Khawajah, Safaa Abdulaziz
AlSalman, Jameela
Hasan Mohamed Saeed, Nermin Kamal
Al Qalloushi, Noura
Aly Omar, Abeer
Abdulrazzaq, Najiba
Maskari, Zaina
Ali Khamis Al Lawati, Faryal
Al Hashami, Hilal
Al Yaqoubi, Mubarak
Al Shaqsi, Khalifa
Al Harthi, Huda
Youif Elawad, Khalid Hamid
Said Hussein, Wael Ezzeldin
Abdelkader Morsy, Yasser Mohamed
Abdalkarim Taha, Salah Ahmed
Al Maslamani, Eman Abdulrahman
Al Sulaiti, Maryam
Title The strategic plan for combating antimicrobial resistance in Gulf Cooperation Council States
Journal name Journal of Infection and Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1876-035X
Publication date 2016-07-01
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1016/j.jiph.2016.03.003
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 9
Issue 4
Start page 375
End page 385
Total pages 11
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Language eng
Subject 2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
2725 Infectious Diseases
Abstract The Gulf Cooperation Council Center for Infection Control (GCC-IC) has placed the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on the top of its agenda for the past four years. The board members have developed the initial draft for the GCC strategic plan for combating AMR in 2014. The strategic plan stems from the WHO mandate to combat AMR at all levels. The need for engaging a large number of stakeholders has prompted the GCC-IC to engage a wider core of professionals in finalizing the plan. A multi-disciplinary group of more than 40 experts were then identified. And a workshop was conducted in Riyadh January 2015 and included, for the first time, representation of relevant ministries and agencies as well as international experts in the field. Participants worked over a period of two and a half days in different groups. International experts shared the global experiences and challenges in addressing human, food, animal, and environmental aspects of controlling AMR. Participants were then divided into 4 groups each to address the human, animal, microbiological and diagnostic, or the environmental aspect of AMR. At the end of the workshop, the strategic plan was revised and endorsed by all participants. The GCC-IC board members then approved it as the strategic plan for AMR. The document produced here is the first GCC strategic plan addressing AMR, which shall be adopted by GCC countries to develop country-based plans and related key performance indicators (KPIs). It is now the role of each country to identify the body that will be accountable for implementing the plan at the country level.
Keyword AMR
Antimicrobial resistance
Saudi Arabia
Strategic plan
United Arab Emirates
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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