Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) -- particularly antibiotic resistance -- is a global public health threat known to impact healthcare, food safety, nutrition security, livelihood and attainment of several Sustainable Development Goals. It is accelerated by the misuse and overuse of antimicrobials in human health, animal health, food-animal production and crops, and poor management of waste, leading to a growing resistance to common infections. Many countries in Africa and Asia, including Zimbabwe and India, are faced with this threat and are actively working to contain it.

To address this issue, Zimbabwe has launched its One Health Antimicrobial Resistance National Action Plan 2017-2021. The plan has identified the need for generating awareness and education on this subject as one of its strategic objectives. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), one of South Asia's leading environmental think tanks, is working closely with the Government of Zimbabwe and various stakeholders to support the implementation of this plan.

CSE, in association with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) of Zimbabwe and the National Association of Freelance Journalists (NAFJ) of Zimbabwe, is organising this briefing workshop for journalists working in Zimbabwe. The aim is to bring them up to date on all the key issues with respect to this subject.

What will the Workshop focus on:

  • Overviews of the AMR crisis and the global and pan-African responses to it
  • Reporting and media perceptions on AMR
  • AMR containment in Zimbabwe

Some essential information about the workshop:

  • The Workshop is only open to journalists from Zimbabwe.
  • The platform on which the Workshop will be conducted is Zoom.
  • Seats are limited and will be filled in on a first come-first served basis. Interested

journalists are advised to register immediately.

  • Final selection of participants will be done by the organisers.
  • All registered and attending journalists will be reimbursed a standard compensation in US dollars for purchase of internet bundles/airtime to be used to attend this Workshop.


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Webinar recording Day 1
Webinar recording Day 2
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Day 1
Antimicrobial Resistance Structuring the problem and containing it
By: Rajeshwari Sinha, CSE
WHO’s initiative to contain AMR resistance
By: Dr Stanley M Midzi
WHO Health Systems Strengthening
FAO Global and Regional activities on AMR
By: Mark Obonyo
OIE’s initiative to contain AMR
By: Valsson Olafur
Harare, Zimbabwe
Reporting on the Magic Bullet’s Toll
By: Vibha Varshney, Associate
Editor Down To Earth
Antimicrobial resistance: a journalist's story
By: Engela Duvenage
Challenges and high point of AMR reporting in Zimbabwe
By: Shamiso Yikoniko
Day 2
AMR Containment in the Environment
By: Tracey. K. Mubambi
Media engagement as part of NAP implementation: perspectives from Zambia
By: Otridah Kapona
AMR and Human Health Zimbabwe update on AMR surveillance under on health
By: Dr P. Manangazira
Importance of engaging the media in reporting on AMR
By: Tapiwanashe Kujinga
AMR containment in Zimbabwe: Animal Health
By: Dr. Canaan Tinashe Hodobo
Issues and expectations of media in reporting on AMR
By: Stephen Matenga
Down To Earth Articles
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Antibiotic resistance: AMR among poultry, cattle a worry for Kenya
Antibiotic resistance: Nigeria stares at a major catastrophe
Antibiotic resistance: How Zambia is trying to reign in AMR
Antibiotic resistance: AMR a health threat in Uganda
Antibiotic resistance: AMR in Ghana, huge public health threat under cover
Reports in Zambia
Baseline information for integrated surveillance
Integrated Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Framework
Prioritized activities of Zambias Multisectoral National Action Plan on AMR
Roadmap to phase out non therapeutic antibiotic use and critically important antibiotics in food animals in Zambia