As a Veterinary Investigations Officer at the Ministry of Agriculture in Zimbabwe, Kudzaishe Vhoko-Tapesana joined the Fleming Fund fellowship scheme in May 2021. Hosted by the [London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)](https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/), Kudzaishe’s Fellowship advances her professional development while supporting country efforts to improve surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in animal health.
A Protocol for Active AMR Surveillance in Poultry
This document has been prepared to assist with designing an active surveillance programme for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria carried by healthy chickens that may contribute to AMR in humans. It is designed to strengthen a One Health approach to AMR surveillance.
The protocol is intended for use by technical specialists working in organizations involved with the Fleming Fund Grants programme; for example, government departments and institutions and country grantees implementing the programme as part of their country grant. It is designed to align with AMR surveillance guidelines prepared by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (currently in preparation), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) GLASS, AGISAR, and Tricycle programmes (Mathieu et al., 2017).
The full document is available here
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