The Fleming Fund Country Grant for Nepal addresses gaps in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance in the country. The project strengthens the capacity of human resources, and laboratory and surveillance systems, for AMR and antimicrobial use (AMU) in humans and animals, supporting the national surveillance plans and focusing on select sites.
Project activities include:
- Establishing a functional One Health AMR/AMU Surveillance Technical Working Group to support the Antimicrobial Resistance Containment Multisectoral Steering Committee (AMRCSC)
- Strengthening AMR/AMU surveillance in humans and animals
- Increasing the quality and quantity of AMR data collected
- Sharing data to support local, evidence-based policy and practices and inform the global response
The Fleming Fund Country Grant for Nepal is funded by UK aid and the Fleming Fund. Mott MacDonald is the management agent for the Fleming Fund Grants Programme.
Project teams are coordinating with government agencies and national and international nongovernment stakeholders, including the AMRCSC in Nepal, the National Public Health Laboratory, Central Veterinary Laboratory, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), all with mandates for capacity development in AMR surveillance, containment and policy-level activities.