We work with low- and middle-income countries around the world to tackle antimicrobial resistance and support the implementation of their AMR National Action Plans.
See below a list of our:
- Demonstration projects co-developed between ICARS and LMIC ministries to tackle a specific AMR challenge and contribute to NAP implementation
- Supporting activities co-developed with funding partners and local research institutes to generate evidence and advance AMR mitigation nationally and globally
Establishing a Center of Excellence for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
The center will serve countries in Africa, covering pathogens in humans, livestock and aquaculture
Reducing the use of antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) on poultry farms in Georgia
Bringing together veterinarians and farmers to reduce antibiotic usage.
Strengthening Laboratory Capacity in Georgia using a Maldi-Tof MS platform
Improving the quality of diagnostic testing in microbiology laboratories.
Facilitating appropriate antibiotic use in respiratory tract infections in children in Kyrgyzstan
Introducing diagnostic tools to help health care workers to identify whether children with respiratory tract infections need antibiotics.
Decreasing CRE transmission between hospitals, communities & domesticated animals (I-CRECT)
An information, communication, education and hygiene intervention, developed in collaboration with local health authorities, will aim to improve hygiene and decrease antibiotic use.
Microbiota intervention strategies limiting selection and transmission of antibiotic resistance burden (MISTAR)
Evaluating whether air purifying systems could decrease dust-bound antibiotic resistant bacteria and genes and thus decrease this transmission route in the household and community.
Optimisation of antimicrobial use in BSIs and UTIs in various health sector settings in Zambia
Improving the appropriate use of antibiotics for BSIs and UTIs by all prescribers across the continuum care.
Removal of AMR genes and bacteria from wastewater using modular advanced treatment solutions (HOTMATS)
Targeting AMR pollution and pathogens in wastewater streams at AMR hotspots.
Novel interventions for eliminating mobile AMR genes from human & animal microbiomes (MOB-TARGET)
This project will develop novel interventions aimed at selectively eliminating AMR from complex microbiomes.
FARM interventions to control antimicrobial resistance (FARM-CARE)
FARM CARE proposes a holistic approach that considers all three One Health settings (animals, humans, and the environment).
Interventions to control the dynamics of antimicrobial resistance from chickens through the environment (ENVIRE)
Reducing antimicrobial use in poultry through the introduction of plant-based therapy (phytotherapy) with thyme and/or lavender.
Tackling antimicrobial resistance in Colombia via better diagnostics of diseases at pig farms
It is important that pig producers can carry out timely diagnoses to reduce the inappropriate use of antimicrobials.
Combating antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial residues in the Zambian poultry sector
This project aims to improve practices amongst antimicrobial users in the poultry value chain and provide measurable data to make a case to policy makers and community actors for sustaining and scaling up this programme.
Mitigating the spread of antimicrobials and resistant microbes through treatment of manure
This project intends to introduce manure processing technology that will aid in treating manure in Tanzania, leading to safer fertiliser for organic and non-organic products and ultimately safer food products.
Optimizing vaccination and biosecurity regimes to enhance fight against AMR in commercial poultry production
While vaccination and biosecurity practices are used elsewhere, predominately in high-income countries, their application in LMICs is still limited.
Reduction of colistin use in Vietnamese pig production
Improving uptake of alternatives to Colistin, a critical antibiotic, currently used as prophylaxis, therapeutic and growth promoter.
Supporting National Action Plans on AMR in Africa through contextualised tools for Implementation Research
Developing and disseminating practical context-specific guidance and applied tools that will support NAP implementation in low- and middle-income countries.
Use of MALDI-TOF and Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing to manage bloodstream infections
Feasibility study on the use of MALDI-TOF and Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (RAST) as part of an antimicrobial stewardship program in two hospitals located in Tbilisi.
Reducing antimicrobial use through improved provision of colostrum and use of vaccines in weaning pigs in Colombia
Reducing weaning diarrhoea and antimicrobial use through improved provision of colostrum and use of vaccines in weaning pigs in Colombia.
Optimising use of antibiotics for Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis (SAP)
Development and implementation of SAP guidelines in hospitals.