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

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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 and the Open University have released new modules on the Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance course, meaning 23 modules are now available. The course is completely free and available world-wide, regardless of whether participants are affiliated with the Fleming Fund.