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AMR National Strategy & Action Plan (2020-2024):​​​

The Ministry for Health and the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights have published a Strategy and Action Plan for the Prevention and Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance in Malta covering the years 2020 to 2028 that outlines a One Health approach to the threat of AMR in this country.

AMR National Strategy & Action Plan  ​ ​

NAC Annual Report(s):​​

The National Antibiotic Committee, in line with the National Strategy, publishes an Annual Report on the state of antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use in Malta, within both human and animal health.

Annual_Report_2019​

ESAC-Net Interactive database:​​

The ESAC-Net interactive database​ provides European reference data on antimicrobial consumption, both in the community and the hospital sector. The reports of the database are provided through the European Surveillance System (TESSy). The Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) classification system is used for the allocation of antimicrobials in groups. Data are presented up to the fourth level of this classification.

EUROBAROMETER:

The knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of the public are of vital importance in establishing and ensuring the prudent use of antimicrobials. With this in mind, the European Commission has undertaken a series of surveys among the general public to monitor their levels of usage and knowledge about antibiotics.

The first survey, undertaken for the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers, was conducted in 2009.

Two further surveys were then carried out in 2013 and 2016.

The current survey, carried out in 2018​, thus represents the fourth in the series and tracks progress on public use of and knowledge about antibiotics.


ECDC country visit​ to Malta to discuss AMR issues, 3-7 July 2017​

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, at the invitation of the Maltese authorities, jointly carried out a country visit from 3 to 7 July 2017. The overall aim of the visit was to assist them in the further development and implementation of their national policies and strategies for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) based on a One Health perspective.