2.4 Microbiology and Epidemiology Capacity Building

Scoping activities

Request For Proposal published

Proposals under review




Round Two grants support improvements in external quality assurance of laboratory testing, training, quality diagnostics, and policy and advocacy.

In many countries, microbiology forms only a small part of laboratory technologist / biomedical scientist training, and there is limited exposure to on-the-job training due to the lack of laboratories performing bacterial culture and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Similarly, there is a lack of epidemiological expertise to support surveillance programmes, and to analyse the data produced. This grant will therefore support the development and delivery of microbiology and epidemiology training relevant for AMR surveillance, in the human, animal and environmental sectors.

African Society for Laboratory Medicine

Fondation Merieux; American Society for Microbiology; Africa CDC; Institut Pasteur; Institut de Recherche en Santé, de Surveillance Epidémiologique et de Formation

Sep 2019 - Sep 2021


Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia