General objective The general objective is to develop a national antimicrobial stewardship plan in the human health sector.
4. Suggest lines of action and follow-up to deal with the main problems identified ; 5. Develop and validate a national antimicrobial stewardship plan based on the results of the rapid situational analysis.
Activities and Tasks 1. Development of the methodology The USAID MTaPS program would provide the consultant with a basic methodology for review and amendment in the context of the assessment in the human health sector.
The review and amendment should reflect the necessary steps in alignment with best practices as appropriate to accomplish drafting of a national action plan that would guide responsible antimicrobial stewardship in the country.
The consultant will propose a detailed time table clearly indicating the different stages of the process as well as the dates for submitting the deliverables.
The validation of the methodology will mark the effective start of this assignment. 2. Data research, collection and analysis The consultant will take cognizance of the existing documentation in the human health sector at national and international level and relating in particular to : (i) Legislative, regulatory, normative and institutional frameworks, (ii) Organizational and technical arrangements, (iii) Key stakeholders mapping, (iv) National and international commitments made by Nigeria.
This information will be supplemented by data that it will collect from the main players. 3. Development of the national antimicrobial stewardship plan Based on the results of the rapid situational analysis, the consultant will identify and facilitate the process of developing a national antimicrobial stewardship plan in concert with the animal health consultant engaged by MTaPS to lead the rapid situational analysis in the animal health sector.
The national antimicrobial stewardship plan would detail the actions to be implemented over the next few years in order to stimulate and sustainably support the adoption of good practices in the rational use of antimicrobials in human and animal health.
This plan will integrate multisectoral actions (institutional, technical / technological, capacity building, communication, partnership development, etc.
and will specify the realistic objectives to be achieved in the medium term, the actions to be implemented, the implementing actors, the costs of the actions and of the plan, the sources of financing, the implementation schedule, the monitoring evaluation indicators, the institutional mechanism for coordinating the implementation and monitoring.
At the end of the preparation of the draft antimicrobial stewardship plan, validation workshops will be organized by the AMR TWG Secretariat with the support of USAID's MTaPS Program, facilitated by the human and animal health consultants, and will allow stakeholders to enrich the document.
4. Preparation and facilitation of workshops As part of the preparation of the various workshops, validation workshop of the preliminary evaluation report and the antimicrobial stewardship plan validation workshop, the consultant will develop and propose to the AMR TWG Secretariat, the TORs, the agenda, the indicative list of participants and the presentations which will be validated by the AMR TWG secretariat.
Likewise, the various workshop facilitation tools will be validated by AMR TWG secretariat and MTaPS before each of these workshops is held.
Deliverables At the end of the assessment, the consultant must provide a final report to the AMR TWG Secretariat and MTaPS within ten (10) days about the rapid situational assessment in the human health and animal health sectors and a draft national antimicrobial stewardship plan in concert with the animal health sector consultant that carried out the rapid situation analysis in animal health sector.
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