The UK Government has established the Fleming Fund to respond to the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The Fleming Fund Regional Grants Grants includes a “call for data”, which aims to expand the volume of historical and current data available on AMR and antimicrobial use (AMU) across regions in Africa and Asia.
This will be done by working with local governments to identify and subsequently assess the quality of available data on AMR and AMU. Relevant data will be collated and analysed to provide meta-data and give regional and inter-regional context. The project will also help identify gaps in data and areas for quality improvement that can be addressed in future initiatives to strengthen surveillance capacity. The information resource generated by the project will improve awareness, advocacy, policy, and interventions needed to combat AMR and antimicrobial misuse.
The CAPTURA consortium is led by the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), which will be in charge of the overall management of the grant as well as coordinating in-country work including organizing stakeholder meetings and in-country and regional trainings and workshops. The IVI will also support at-site data collection including in-country quality monitoring and compilation of datasets, grading and analysis. The CAPTURA consortium also includes as partners, The Brigham & Women’s Hospital (WHONET), The Public Health Surveillance Group (PHSG), and Oxford University’s Big Data Institute (BDI).