The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has been conducting country visits to discuss antimicrobial resistance (AMR) issues since 2006. The objectives of these visits are to provide assistance with the development, review, and implementation of national strategies and actions plans on AMR, to exchange experience and knowledge on initiatives taken by EU/EEA countries, and to document the AMR situation and control efforts being made in the country visited.
In 2006, to standardise evaluation and reporting, an assessment tool was developed, covering ten areas that have an impact on the control of AMR, as outlined in the European Council (EC) recommendation on the prudent use of antimicrobial agents in human medicine. This updated assessment tool, which outlines the indicators for human health and the joint parts of the country visits, is designed to be used in conjunction with respective EC assessment tools for the veterinary and environmental sectors.
Source: ECDC, 30 March 2021