Our projects

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┬áco-developed with funding partners and local research institutes to generate evidence and advance AMR mitigation nationally and globally
All
Africa
South-East Asia
Europe
Eastern Mediterranean
Western Pacific
Latin America
All
Humans
Terrestrial and Aquatic Animals
Food & Feed
Plants & Crops
Enviroment
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
One Health
Supporting activity
Kenya
Enviroment

Establishing a Center of Excellence for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

The center will serve countries in Africa, covering pathogens in humans, livestock and aquaculture

Demonstration Project
Georgia
Food & Feed

Reducing the use of antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) on poultry farms in Georgia

Bringing together veterinarians and farmers to reduce antibiotic usage.

Supporting activity
Georgia
Humans

Strengthening Laboratory Capacity in Georgia using a Maldi-Tof MS platform

Improving the quality of diagnostic testing in microbiology laboratories.

Demonstration Project
Kyrgyzstan
Humans

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.

Supporting activity
Vietnam
Humans

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.

Supporting activity
Brazil
Enviroment

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.

Demonstration Project
Zambia
Humans

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.

Supporting activity
Ghana
One Health

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.

Supporting activity
China
Humans

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.

Supporting activity
Colombia
Food & Feed

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).

Supporting activity
Tunisia
Enviroment

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.

Supporting activity
Colombia
Terrestrial and Aquatic Animals

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.

Demonstration Project
Zambia
Food & Feed

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.

Demonstration Project
Tanzania
Enviroment

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.

Demonstration Project
Tanzania
Food & Feed

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.

Demonstration Project
Vietnam
Terrestrial and Aquatic Animals

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 activity
Zambia
One Health

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.

Supporting activity
Georgia
Humans

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.

Demonstration Project
Colombia
Terrestrial and Aquatic Animals

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.

Demonstration Project
Georgia
Humans

Optimising use of antibiotics for Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis (SAP)

Development and implementation of SAP guidelines in hospitals.

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