Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) refers to drug-resistant microbes which are seen in the environment, in animals and in humans. Drug-resistant infections are a major health problem worldwide.
Mott MacDonald is the management agent for the Fleming Fund Grants Programme, a £235M programme set up to address critical gaps in surveillance of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in low- and middle-income countries. This is the first major award under the new UK cross government overseas development assistance strategy, contracted through the UK Department of Health and Social Care.
Mott MacDonald will manage country grants, regional grants and fellowships to improve laboratory capacity and diagnosis as well as to generate, collect and regularly report AMR surveillance data in up to 24 low and middle-income countries from West and East Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia.
Following a co-design phase with the UK Department of Health and Social Care, the Fleming Fund Grants Programme is now under implementation.
For more information on the Fleming Fund programme, please visit https://www.flemingfund.org/.