Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) has been awarded a Fleming Fund country grant to support testing and surveillance for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Timor-Leste.

The Fleming Fund is a UK aid program managed by the UK’s Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC), which was established to support low and middle-income countries to generate, share and use AMR data so they can optimise the use of antibiotics and reduce drug resistance.

Menzies will work with the government of Timor-Leste to develop systems for monitoring rates of infections and the use of antibiotics; this will help identify areas where antimicrobial use could be optimised across both the human health and animal health sectors. The One Health approach is critical to contribute to global efforts to fight AMR.

Menzies is also implementing the STRONG TL project in Timor-Leste. You can find out more about this project and available resources on the STRONG TL page.

Aims:
  • Strengthen One Health approaches to information sharing
  • Strengthen AMR and AMU surveillance system in the human health sector
  • Strengthen AMR and AMU surveillance system in the animal health sector
Chief investigators:
Country manager: 
Project managers 
Project dates:
  • 1 May 2019 - 30 June 2021
Funders:
  • The Fleming Fund is a UK aid program managed by the UK’s Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC)
  • Mott MacDonald is the Management Agent for the Fleming Fund Grants Program
Collaborators:
  • Timor-Leste Ministry of Health
  • Timor-Leste Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • National Health Laboratory
  • Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Hospital
  • Nacional Guido Valadares
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Berrimah Veterinary Laboratory
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