The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Bangladesh Country Grant is now closed and applications are being reviewed.Read more
Request For Proposal Published
Proposals Under Review
Bangladesh published its National Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in 2017. The Fleming Fund was able to support the development of this plan through our Global Grant to the FAO.
Bangladesh is one of the countries field-testing the WHO tricycle protocol for surveillance of antibiotic resistant E. coli in human health, animal health and the environment.
The Fleming Fund has been supporting Bangladesh on a review of its legislation relevant to AMR, through the Global Grant to FAO. In addition the fund has supported an AMR surveillance strategy and veterinary laboratory capacity in Bangladesh, alongside communication activities to raise awareness and understanding of AMR in the livestock and veterinary sectors.
FAO has also collaborated with WHO in Bangladesh to support easy-to-use antimicrobial use guidelines for common human and poultry bacterial diseases to enable human health and animal health professionals to use antibiotics more responsibly and effectively; a smartphone app has been developed to disseminate and promote use of these guidelines.
The Fleming Fund has worked with the Government of Bangladesh’s National Technical Committee (NTC) for Containment of AMR to develop a Request For Proposals (RFP) for a grant that can support the implementation of key priorities from the countries National Action Plan.
The aim is to support Bangladesh's progress with their national and sector specific surveillance strategy, support the multisectoral governance of AMR in country and strengthen the AMR surveillance systems in human health, terrestrial animals and the aquatic sectors.
The RFP was published in June 2019 and applications are now closed and are being reviewed.