The Regional Grants programme supports improvements to the availability, quality, sharing and use of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) data across the regions of West Africa, East and Southern Africa, South Asia and South East Asia.
Regional Grants can be used to fund improvements to:
- regional quality assurance networks
- data and information sharing platforms
- initiatives to enhance the quality and use of surveillance data
- regional training efforts, for example in use and interpretation of genome data for AMR
- regional capacity to undertake advanced testing of pathogens, for example whole genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis
First round of Regional Grants
The Fleming Fund will launch an open request for proposals for each round of Regional Grants. The first round of grants will fund a push for retrospective data from facilities in low and middle income countries. The request for proposals for this round has now closed and applications are being reviewed.
In almost all countries, there are institutions that have been collecting data on AMR, sometimes for decades. This is usually hard copy data, inaccessible for use in large scale analytics.
Future rounds of Regional Grants
The themes for future Regional Grants will be determined as the programme evolves, but are likely to include request for proposals to improve quality assurance networks, training and regional capacity building.
The Fleming Fund Regional Grants programme is delivered by Mott MacDonald.