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Developing an antimicrobial resistance reference laboratory and surveillance programme in Vietnam

A Fleming Fund grant has enabled Vietnam to step up its fight against antimicrobial resistance. This article explores how the money is already making a difference and outlines what comes next.

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing human and economic risk in Vietnam. One of the biggest contributors is the increasing and lack of effective controls in the use of antibiotics in the human health system, veterinary medicine, agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture.

Describes over 20 regional and global networks for AMR surveillance, and a limited number of educational resources on AMR. The report, one of a series of reports commissioned by the Fleming Fund and Wellcome Trust to inform the grant programme, was prepared by Russell Dacombe et al., Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine