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Fleming Fund Fellows: Zambia & Bangladesh

The Fleming Fund is a UK aid programme to help low and middle income countries to fight antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The Fleming Fund aims to address critical gaps in surveillance of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Countries in these areas are set to bear the highest burden of drug resistant infections. A Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (GAP-AMR) has been developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), which acts as the blueprint for a multi-stakeholder global response to preventing a global health crisis caused by AMR. The Fleming Fellowship Scheme is part of the broader Fleming Fund Grants Programme and is managed by Mott MacDonald. Fellowships provide funding to support on-the-job training over an 18- to 24-month programme of structured learning, mentoring and skills development for four to eight Fellows in each investment country. The CGIAR AMR Hub hosts fellows from Kenya, Bangladesh and Zambia.