Antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use in Timor-Leste: building surveillance capacity with a One Health approach

The Communicable Diseases Intelligence Bulletin is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Office of Health Protection, Department of Health in Australia.

The Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) has been awarded a Fleming Fund country grant to work with the Timor-Leste Ministry of Health (MoH) and Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) on a One Health project to build capacity for surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) in the human and agriculture sectors in Timor-Leste.

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The Fleming Fund investment in Timor-Leste, managed by the Menzies School of Health Research, has had a major impact. It has been used to improve patient care, as well as inform public health responses to AMR and the correct use of antibiotics across human and animal health sectors.

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