The COMBAT-AMR project is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security.

Doherty Institute

The Doherty Institute is an unincorporated joint venture between the University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, combining research, teaching, public health and reference laboratory services, diagnostic services and clinical care in infectious diseases and immunity. The Doherty Institute is leading the COMBAT-AMR project.

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leading metropolitan health service in Melbourne, Australia. Alfred Health contributes to the COMBAT-AMR Infection and Prevention Control (IPC) and Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) theme activities, by providing assessments, policy and guideline development and mentoring visits.

Burnet Institute

Burnet Institute is an Australian, unaligned, not-for-profit, independent organisation that links medical research with practical action to achieve better health for vulnerable communities. Burnet Institute is the COMBAT-AMR Country Project Engagement Lead for Papua New Guinea, and supports the project implementation, including coordination with in-country counterparts and relevant programs, ensuring the project themes align with national action plans, country needs and other activities occurring in Papua New Guinea.

Massey University

The Massey University School of Veterinary Science advances knowledge in animal health and welfare, biosecurity, conservation and sustainable productivity. Massey University brings One Health technical expertise to support the project’s overarching implementation principles and contributes to the COMBAT-AMR Animal Health theme, as well as supporting  engagement with key country and regional stakeholders to advocate for a One Health approach to antimicrobial resistance.

Pacific Pathology Training Centre

Pacific Pathology Training Centre is a not-for-profit organisation located at Wellington Hospital, New Zealand, that provides training and assistance in the Medical Laboratory Sciences, as well as developmental assistance for clinical laboratories and blood transfusion services in Pacific Island countries. Pacific Pathology Training Centre contributes to the COMBAT-AMR Laboratory Capacity and Surveillance theme activities by providing onsite lab training and mentoring, and ongoing laboratory quality management.

Pacific Regional Infectious Diseases Association

The Pacific Region Infectious Diseases Association (PRIDA) is a group of medical and biomedical health care professionals who work in the Pacific Region in a voluntary capacity, aiming to improve diagnosis, management and prevention of infectious diseases. PRIDA provides expertise across Laboratory Capacity and Surveillance, Infection Prevention and Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship theme activities, particularly in the Solomon Islands.

The Asia Pacific Centre for Animal Health

The Asia Pacific Centre for Animal Health (APCAH) at the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, is an internationally focused research and research training centre that aims to optimise animal production and product quality through improved control of infectious agents. APCAH is leading the Animal Health theme for the COMBAT-AMR project and will also support One Health implementation of project activities, including joint training opportunities.


WaterAid is an international not-for-profit determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. WaterAid contributes to the COMBAT-AMR Infection and Prevention Control (IPC) theme activities through the implementation of their Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program,  as well as the implementation and in-country training for Water and Sanitation for HealthFacility Improvement Tool (WASHFIT).

WHO Collaborating Centre for Surveillance of AMR

World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance, is responsible for developing infrastructure and tools to advance the initiative of global surveillance of antibiotic resistance. WHO Collaborating Centre for Surveillance of AMR contributes to the COMBAT-AMR Laboratory Capacity and Surveillance theme activities through the provision of expertise in WHONET, a microbiology laboratory surveillance database for AMR, including supporting implementation of the use of WHONET, and working towards contribution of data to GLASS across the project countries.


WHO Western Pacific Regional Office
The Pacific Community (SPC)
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