The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has designated the UK’s International Reference Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) as an FAO Reference Centre for AMR.
South Centre grant: Spreading the word about AMR and advocating action
A direct two-year grant to the South Centre is enabling this international, multilateral organisation to support the Fleming Fund, through awareness and advocacy drives.
As well as seeking to increase understanding of the challenges around drug resistance, the South Centre is advocating for action among governments, civil society organisations and networks in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Key achievements during the grant’s first year include:
- consistent and productive engagements with member states and the G7
- consistent contributions to the global processes addressing antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
- hosting an international meeting of the Antibiotic Resistance Coalition of civil societies, to address how to successfully raise AMR awareness in LMICs
- hosting a regional workshop on AMR in South-East Asia. This brought together representatives from countries and civil societies in South and South-East Asia to support a regional approach to combating AMR
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