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:

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The Fleming Fund has awarded an AMR surveillance project, ‘SEQAFRICA’, with an additional £2.4 million. SEQAFRICA uses the innovative technology whole genome sequencing (WGS) to improve antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance and invests in training African scientists to help triple the capacity for gene sequencing across the continent.

The Fleming Fund, through a grant to the South Centre, a multilateral organisation focused on supporting developing countries from the South to engage in international issues, funded them and the Third World Network to organise a South-East Asian Regional Workshop on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in March this year.