RESEARCH THEME

Health Policy and Systems Research on Antimicrobial Resistance

What we are

“Health Policy and Systems Research on Antimicrobial Resistance (HPSR-AMR) Network” is a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral network using the One Health approach for evidence-informed AMR policy.

  • Human, animal, plant, and environment sectors
  • Public, private sectors, academia, civil society, and international agencies

In Thailand, the National Strategic Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) was established and endorsed by the Cabinet Resolution in 2016. In response to the National Strategic Plan, the HPSR-AMR network was established by the International Health Policy Program, in collaboration with researchers from several public and private institutes, and universities. Currently, there are about 100 researchers from 32 organizations actively involved and contributing to the network.

Our core principles

  • One Health approach—‘the animal-human-ecosystems interface’
  • Trust-based network with mutual respect
  • Full engagement, ownership ensuring commitment and long-term sustainability
  • Empowering all partners through joint learning process

What we do

  • Acting as a coordinator for HPSR-AMR Network, a One Health multisectoral platform for evidence-informed policies in Thailand, in generating evidence for AMR policies
  • Conducting research on health policy and systems for AMR
  • Communicating research to the public, policymakers and implementing agencies for ensuring policy uptake and research utilizations
  • Building capacities for those working for AMR policies in Thailand


data of Thailand’s One Health Report on Antimicrobial Consumption and Antimicrobial Resistance in 2020
 

Our collaboration

Health Policy and Systems Research on Antimicrobial Resistance Network
 


 

Human sector

Thai Food and Drug Administration; Department of Medical Sciences; Department of Disease Control (Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute and Bangrak STI center); Ramathibodi Hospital, Siriraj Hospital; National Statistical Office; Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn university, Khon Kaen University, and Prince of Songkla University; Faculty of Pharmacy, Silpakorn University; Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University; International Health Policy Program
 

Animal sector

Department of Livestock Development; Department of Fisheries; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kasetsart University and Mahidol University; Thai Feed Mill Association; Animal health products association; International Health Policy Program
 

Environment sector

Pollution Control Department; Department of Health; Department of Agriculture; Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University; Faculty of Science, Mahidol University; Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University, International Health Policy Program

Publications
HPSR-AMR
01 Feb 2023
Point prevalence survey of antibiotic use among hospitalized patients across 41 hospitals in Thailand.
By Anugulruengkitt S , Charoenpong L , Kulthanmanusorn A , Thienthong V et al
HPSR-AMR
01 Oct 2022
Knowledge and awareness of antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance: a survey in fisheries officers of Thailand.
By Kaewkhankhaeng W , Laoprasert T , Khotchalai S , Kirivan S et al
HPSR-AMR
01 Jan 2021
Understanding antibiotic use for pig farming in Thailand: a qualitative study.
By Lekagul A , Tangcharoensathien V , Liverani M , Mills A et al
HPSR-AMR
20 Feb 2020
How antibiotics are used in pig farming: a mixed- methods study of pig farmers, feed mills and veterinarians in Thailand.
By Lekagul A , Tangcharoensathien V , Mills A , Rushton J , Yeung S
HPSR-AMR
16 Jan 2020
Surveys of knowledge and awareness of antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance in general population: a systematic review.
By Kosiyaporn H , Chanvatik S , Issaramalai T , Kaewkhankhaeng W et al