Both the WHO Global Action Plan adopted in 2015 and the United Nations General Assembly High-Level meeting on AMR in 2016 have stressed the need for coordinated national action on AMR. While many interventions have been implemented to tackle AMR, many of them at the local level and/or limited to one sector, there is a need for making sense of the diversity of interventions, evaluate their (cost-) effectiveness, and understand the factors that underpin success and failure.
The first working package of the AMResilience project (PI Didier Wernli, Geneva Transformative Governance Lab, University of Geneva, Switzerland) aims to build a database of interventions on AMR. The AMR intervene database aims to provide a broad assessment of variables that are relevant to characterize interventions on AMR, not only regarding the biological components but also the multiple dimensions of the social system.
The database is built using an open source content management system and is currently being populated with AMR interventions focusing on ESBL/CRE. As it has become critical to provide access to data in order to build the science of intervention on AMR, it is planned to make the data gradually accessible as a resource to the wider community. As the database aims to be a dynamic learning system, a versioning system as well as a way for external contribution to the database will be created.