[Event Report] The First Roundtable Discussion “Examining Numeric Targets for AMR Countermeasures – Setting Appropriate Performance Indicators in the Next AMR Action Plan” (June 21, 2021)
On June 21, 2021, AMR Alliance Japan held its first roundtable discussion on “Examining Numeric Targets for AMR Countermeasures – Setting Appropriate Performance Indicators in the Next AMR Action Plan”
It is estimated that as many as 8,000 people die every year in Japan of AMR-related causes, double the amount of people who die annually from traffic accidents. Globally, AMR leads to the death of up to 700,000 people annually. If trends continue, 10 million people could potentially die of AMR-related causes globally every year by 2050.
Japan’s “National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) 2016-2020” (hereafter “AMR Action Plan”) set six goals and numeric targets toward the achievement of the plan. While the numeric targets did help to promote AMR countermeasures, there is concern that they may have in some instances led to excessive disuse of antimicrobials, even in cases where antimicrobial use was appropriate.
The next AMR Action Plan for Japan has not been released as of June 2021. Toward the new plan, this meeting gathered expert opinion on the background of the previous numeric targets and considerations toward the creation of targets in the next AMR Action Plan.
Date: Monday, June 21, 2021
Format: Online (Zoom Meeting)
Host: AMR Alliance Japan (Secretariat: Health and Global Policy Institute)
Opening and Explanation of Purpose
Matt McEnany (Senior Manager, Health and Global Policy Institute)
“NAP (2016 -2020) Outcomes and Future Challenges”
Haruo Watanabe (Director Emeritus, National Institute of Infectious Diseases / Chair, AMR One Health Surveillance Committee)
Review AMR Action Plan 2016 – 2020
Norio Ohmagari (Director, Department of Infectious Diseases, National Center for Global Health and Medicine / Director, AMR Clinical Reference Center, National Center for Global Health and Medicine)
Round Table Discussion
Key Issues in the National Action Plan on AMR 2016-2020: History and Evaluation of Setting Numerical Targets in the National Action Plan on AMR 2016-2020
Shibata Tomohito (Manager, Health and Global Policy Institute)