Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship
Call for proposals
Applicants selected and awarded
The call for proposals for partnership projects between NHS trusts and health institutions in African Commonwealth countries is now closed and applications are being reviewed.
The Fleming Fund is delighted to provide funding to the new Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) project, delivered by the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) and the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA). The project will see at least 12 partnerships form between teams of volunteer NHS pharmacists and specialist nurses with local health workers from participating countries.
Participating countries include Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda and Ghana. All of which are Fleming Fund partner countries and all hold strong relationships with THET built through the Health Partnerships Scheme. The Health Partnership Scheme, funded by the Department for International Development, has supported over 249 projects from 180 partnerships over a period of 8 years. The Commonwealth Partnerships for AMS will look to expand on the successes from these partnerships to focus projects on tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Objectives of the grants:
The partnerships will allow for skills exchange between the UK and host countries on antimicrobial resistance. This support with focus on:
- antimicrobial stewardship, including surveillance
- infection prevention control
- antimicrobial pharmacy expertise and capacity
- improving knowledge, skills and empowerment of healthcare professionals in partner institutions
Applications are now closed and applications are being reviewed.