In April 2020, ICAP received a Fleming Fund Country Grant from the UK Department of Health and Social Care under its Fleming Fund program to support the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini to strengthen the country’s surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), antimicrobial use (AMU), and antimicrobial consumption (AMC). This progress report covers up to June 2023, and project activities are still ongoing. To implement surveillance activities, ICAP closely worked with the national AMR Containment Committee and national stakeholders from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Ministry of Natural Resources & Energy.
The project has three main objectives:
- Eswatini’s national AMR Containment Committee is strengthened to oversee and monitor AMR, AMU, and AMC surveillance across sectors
- Improved country capacity for AMR and AMU/AMC surveillance in the human health sector
- Improved country capacity for AMR and AMU/AMC surveillance in the animal health sector