Enhancing capacities for the reporting and management


The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) is dedicated to fighting against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through various initiatives, including the launch of the  ANImal antiMicrobial USE (ANIMUSE) system in 2022. To support the effective use of this system, WOAH is organising a regional training on ANIMUSE in the Middle East.

The event, scheduled for May 2023, targets Members from the region. Its objective is to provide essential knowledge and practical skills to effectively collect, report, analyse and utilise antimicrobial use (AMU) data using ANIMUSE, in line with global efforts to combat AMR and implement national and regional strategies.

The training will cover many topics like:

  1. Introduction to ANIMUSE: Understanding the features, functionalities, and benefits of the web-based AMU reporting system.
  2. Data Collection and Reporting: Best practices for collecting, reporting, and analysing AMU data using ANIMUSE, including data quality assurance and validation.
  3. Data Visualisation and Analysis: Utilising the interactive dashboards in ANIMUSE for visualising and analysing AMU data to inform decision-making at the national level.
  4. Implementation of National Action Plans on AMR: Using ANIMUSE as a tool to support the implementation of National Action Plans on AMR, including monitoring progress and evaluating interventions.
  5. Private Sector Engagement: Strategies for engaging the private sector in AMU data reporting and management through ANIMUSE and leveraging their participation to improve AMR surveillance.

By strengthening the capacity of Members in the region to collect, analyse and utilise AMU data, this training aims to contribute to global efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance. Furthermore, it aligns with the Muscat Ministerial Manifesto on AMR, which calls for strengthening national, regional and global surveillance systems through improved data management, private sector engagement, implementation of data-driven practices, and the reporting of data to the WHO Global Antimicrobial Resistance Use Surveillance System (GLASS) and the WOAH Animal Antimicrobial Use system (ANIMUSE).

The regional training on ANIMUSE is a significant step towards enhancing AMU data reporting and management in the Middle East. It is expected to equip the Members in the region with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively use ANIMUSE and contribute to global efforts to combat AMR.