Meeting of Antimicrobial Medicine Consumption (AMC) network

3–4 July 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

At the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly, held in May 2015, Member States adopted the Global action plan on antimicrobial resistance. An important element of the plan is monitoring the consumption of antimicrobial medicines.

As an initiative of WHO/Europe, the AMC network aims to support data collection in countries of the WHO European Region that are not part of the European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption Network (ESAC-Net), coordinated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in the European Union.

17 Member States as well as Kosovo (in accordance with United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999)) participate in the AMC network.

On 3–4 July 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark, WHO/Europe’s health technologies and pharmaceuticals programme will host a meeting for the AMC network. It will allow participants to:

  • share analyses of 2015 antimicrobial consumption data;
  • discuss methods for analysis and presentation of antimicrobial consumption data;
  • interpret the data collected and identify opportunities for further studies and interventions to address problematic practices in antimicrobial consumption;
  • review the status of point prevalence surveys in AMC network countries;
  • receive updates on the 2017 review of antimicrobial medicines for the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines; and
  • discuss the use of reviews to support country guideline development.

The meeting is by invitation only.