November 1, 2017 — hsuliyang
Singapore’s National Strategic Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance
Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for the Ministries of Health and Transport, announced the launch of our National Strategic Plan on AMR during his address at the Public Health Thought Leadership Dialogue (PHTLD) organized by the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health today. The document is available here, and broadly follows the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Global Action Plan on AMR.
The Dialogue was very well attended, with significant mainstream media presence for perhaps the first time.
The actual PHTLD speech on translating knowledge to action on AMR was delivered by Prof Keiji Fukuda, formerly Assistant Director-General of the WHO before joining the University of Hong Kong’s School of Public Health. It was an enlightening lecture covering virtually all aspects of AMR and issues relating to its control.
This was followed by a panel discussion that was lively and ably handled by A/Prof Vernon Lee, A/Prof Helena Legido-Quigley, and Prof Patricia Conway. All in all, a successful session, if I may say.