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New appointment to the Fleming Fund


Prof Alison Holmes

Professor Alison Holmes has been appointed to the position of Chair of the Technical Advisory Group for the Fleming Fund

The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAIs) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is proud to share news on the recent appointment of Professor Alison Holmes, HPRU Director to the position of Chair of the Technical Advisory Group for the Fleming Fund, a project managed by the Department of Health and Social Care. The Fleming Fund is a £230m UK Government aid programme to help low and middle income countries address priorities in tackling antimicrobial resistance through a diverse range of projects.

The aim of the Fleming Fund is to support countries in collecting relevant high quality data that is shared nationally and globally. This will enable the programme to collectively better understand the scale and scope of the problem in order to effectively tackle the issue.

The Fleming Fund will focus on areas including, supporting the development of National Action Plans for AMR; developing and supporting the implementation of protocols and guidance for AMR surveillance and antimicrobial use; enabling the sharing of drug resistance data locally, regionally, and internationally; shaping a sustainable system for AMR surveillance and data sharing. The programme aims to also support fellowships to provide strong national leadership in addressing AMR.

By the end of the four year programme the Fleming Fund will have helped 24 low and middle income countries to establish sustainable surveillance programmes for antimicrobial resistance and for monitoring of antimicrobial use in human and animal health.


Rakhee Parmar

Rakhee Parmar
Department of Infectious Disease

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