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Since 1999, ongoing national surveillance in Nepal shows antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is rising. However, data analysis on its drivers, such as irrational AMU (antimicrobial use), do not follow the same trend.

Last week, Fleming Fund regional grantee the African Society of Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) held its sixth biennial conference, returning to Cape Town, South Africa, from 12-15 December.

A plaque on the side of the Saint Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, UK, commemorates the discovery of penicillin, the first antibiotic, in 1928. Fungal spores, blown by the wind, landed on Sir Alexander Fleming's Petri dishes killing the bacteria he was growing leading to a revolution in medicine.

To mark One Health Day, we revisit the holistic concept spanning human, animal, and environmental health, which is one of the Fleming Fund’s guiding principles.

Supported by the Fleming Fund, the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) and its partners are enhancing AMR data surveillance training to empower countries across Africa and Asia in tackling drug resistance.

Up to £210 million of funding to partner with countries across Asia and Africa to tackle antimicrobial resistance and reduce the threat posed to the UK.

New country reports provide detailed accounts of drug resistance surveillance across the African continent to reduce the burden of AMR.

Report contains key findings for stakeholders engaging in AMR surveillance, research, policy, regulatory decision-making, and other infectious disease prevention and control programmes in Bangladesh and wider Asia, supported by the Fleming Fund.

Fleming Fund grantee, Menzies School of Health Research boosts healthcare in Timor-Leste by successfully implementing microbiology laboratory services for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) data surveillance at all five referral hospitals – achieving immediate results by the patient bedside for improved treatment plans.

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Fleming Fund regional grantee, presented on the SEQAFRICA project at the symposium ‘Beyond COVID-19: Pathogen Genomics and Bioinformatics for Health Security in Africa’, hosted at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.