Fleming Fund Technical Advisory Group
The aim of the Fleming Fund is to improve laboratory capacity and diagnosis as well as data and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in low and middle income countries (LMICs) through a One Health approach.
This approach spans work across the human, veterinary, environment and development sectors. With the right data in place not only is there a better chance that AMR becomes a part of national health policy planning with targeted investments where needed, but specific actions can be taken to lessen the impact of AMR on population health.
The NIHR is supporting the UK Department of Health and Social Care to secure voluntary members for a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the Fleming Fund programme.
The Department of Health and Social Care currently draws upon a ten member interim TAG to provide guidance on the strategic direction of the fund and quality of the project’s design.
Call for expressions of interest
The Department wishes to establish the TAG to support the implementation of the Fleming Fund to 2021-2022.
Voluntary membership will consist of no more than 20 members, who will be expected to provide up to a maximum of five days’ worth of support annually.
The TAG will support the Department of Health and Social Care in its leadership of the Fleming Fund, the largest global project designed specifically to address the global threat of AMR. The Fund will ultimately support the development of national actions to tackle AMR in LMICs. The O’Neill report (2016) estimated that if left unchecked, drug-resistant infections will kill 10 million people globally a year by 2050.
The Department will wish to draw on a range of expertise relevant to all aspects of implementation of the Fleming Fund. Prospective members will need to have specific experience/qualifications. Candidate requirements are included in the following documents:
If you wish to support the Fleming Fund and its one health approach to combating AMR in LMICs please forward your CV, a two-page cover letter and a Register of Interests Form, detailing your qualification for and interest in participating to the initiative.
The online expression of interest form can be accessed here. Deadline for applications: Friday 20 October 2017, 5pm.
If you have any queries please contact Dr Mario Moroso at Mario.Moroso@nihr.ac.uk, tel: +44 (0)20 8843 8092.