Officials, healthcare experts and academicians from 12 African countries will gather in Addis Abeba this week to address the silent pandemic of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) which has become a public health concern. The two-day regional summit organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to review the responsible and appropriate use of Antimicrobials and encourage partnership and resource mobilisation of the health system. Sub-Saharan Africa has seen the highest burden of AMR-related deaths with a significant impact on the economy where close to 1.27 million deaths were attributed to it while 4.95 million deaths were recorded to its associated factors. The meeting is scheduled to discuss common concerns and explore methods to strengthen antimicrobial-related governance and management where a joint information-sharing platform for its implementation is expected to be developed.
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