WHAT IS MAAP?
The Mapping Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use Partnership (MAAP) is a multi-organization and multi-national collaboration led by ASLM that seeks to establish a system for the collection, storage, and analysis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) data across Africa.
MAAP is funded by the UK Government’s Fleming Fund and focusses on response to the global threat of AMR with the goal of improving laboratory capacity and diagnosis as well as data and surveillance of AMR through a ‘One Health’ approach.
WHAT ARE MAAP’s OBJECTIVES?
AMR poses a critical global health threat to populations around the world. Every year, AMR kills millions of people and places a massive burden on local, national, and international health systems. In coordination with 14 priority African countries the MAAP consortium will work to:
- Collect and analyze AMR and AMU data to better understand the AMR burden
- Inform public health and policy interventions with the end goal of reducing the global AMR burden, improving access to antibiotics, and strengthening national health and laboratory systems
MAAP IN THE FIRST TWO YEARS
- Collect historical data (2017-2018) on AMR and AMU in West, East, Central, and Southern Africa from selected sites
- Increase the volume of ‘analyzable data’ by collecting data in sites previously not contributing to the surveillance systems, by digitizing paper-based information and by ranking the quality of the data to improve their inference
- Propose simple data formatting solutions to facilitate reporting to GLASS and WHONET systems
- Share the results at country and regional level to drive the evidence-based development of national and regional AMR and AMU surveillance systems that can support swift public health action
MAAP’s ANTICIPATED OUTCOMES
- Improved baseline spatio-temporal mapping of AMR and AMU data by increasing the volume of ‘analyzable’ data
- Identification of areas for improvement at national and site level in support of sustainable and representative surveillance systems for AMR and AMU
- Improved policies and guidelines for AMR control and prevention for the Africa continent in line with the Africa CDC AMRSNET
- Increased local capacity for AMR and AMU data collection and analysis