The Fleming Fund Country Grant to Nigeria which is led by DAI Global LLC is aimed to implement a one health approach to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) surveillance project to enable the Nigerian government to become a leader in combating antimicrobial resistance.
Objectives of this project are:
- Build a One Health governance structure for AMR/AMU surveillance, by establishing a One Health National Steering Committee (OHNSC) that will work closely with the National AMR Coordinating Committee (AMRCC) Secretariat.
- Strengthen AMR/AMU surveillance systems in human health by linking two leading Nigerian laboratory and surveillance organisations with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to support adherence to international standards and assure quality.
- Strengthen AMR and AMU surveillance in food animals by building a common set of initiatives between the private food production sector and the public animal health sector, balancing production and marketing with research, workforce training, and regulatory functions.
- Establish a foundation for AMR surveillance in aquatic animals.
- Conduct a situational analysis of environmental laboratory stakeholders to assess requirements for an AMR bacteriology sentinel site for environmental health.