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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major threat in Côte d’Ivoire and requires rapid measures to contain it.
For example, the average resistance to amoxicillin rose from 73.7% in 2012 to 87.3% in 2017 (Report of the Observatoire des résistances des microorganismes aux antiinfectieux en Côte d’Ivoire (Observatory on the resistance of microorganisms to anti-infectives in Côte d’Ivoire) for 2017). This shows that resistance to this commonly used antibiotic is very high and rising in the country.
However, in recent years and following the World Health Organization (WHO) Joint External Evaluation in the country in 2016, Côte d’Ivoire has forged ahead with strategic measures to advance its fight against AMR.