Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship
It is crucial that the high-quality data that is produced is used effectively in clinical practice to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
The Fleming Fund recognises the importance of strong antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) practices in the fight against AMR. The Commonwealth Partnerships for AMS scheme funds health partnerships – existing or new – between the UK’s NHS Trusts and health institutions with hospitals or health institutions in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. These partnerships are undertaking 15 month projects that aim to improve AMS practices in country.
A total of 12 partnerships have been selected across the 4 participating countries.
Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) and the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA).
21 months (September 2018 – June 2020)
Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Ghana.
- to strengthen the LMIC healthcare workforce in areas related to antimicrobial stewardship
- to support the development and implementation of antimicrobial stewardship policies in LMIC healthcare institutions that are in line with national and international frameworks
- to improve the knowledge and understanding of NHS volunteers on antimicrobial stewardship in low-resource settings
- develop partnerships between NHS Trusts and clinics/hospitals in low- and middle-income commonwealth Africa countries
- inspire and fund focused projects on the theme of AMR, that includes activity on antimicrobial stewardship, surveillance, infection prevention control and antimicrobial pharmacy expertise and capacity building
- provide continuing guidance and support on partnership working, antimicrobial stewardship best practice, monitoring and evaluation and behaviour change
- facilitate cross-partnership lessons learning and sharing of best practice and results