"Between superimposition and local initiatives: Making sense of 'implementation gaps' as a governance problem of antimicrobial resistance"
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) refers to microbes, such as bacteria, viruses or fungi, which develop resistance to antimicrobial drugs. The evolving circumstance of antimicrobial drugs not having the desired effect in treating infectious diseases is a severe problem for society. Mitigating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is therefore a global imperative. Part of this effort is the translation of the Global Action Plan into National Action Plans on AMR (NAP-AMR). However, effective implementation of these plans remains a governance challenge worldwide.
In this science lunch, Maren Jeleff will explore the implementation of the NAP-AMR in Austria, a high-income country with a high quality health care system. She will examine perspectives of key experts and stakeholders involved in AMR-related policy and practice and will present the critical factors they identify as shaping AMR governance in Austria. She will reflect upon the findings in the context of the implementation gap discourse.