Project Activities

Paraveterinarian training in Samoa

In partnership with the Samoan Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Animal Protection Society, the COMBAT-AMR project is tackling the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through improving the appropriate use of antibiotics to treat animals.

The COMBAT-AMR project launched an animal health workplan in December 2021 to strengthen the Samoan animal health workforce by developing diagnosis and treatment guidelines in tandem with a series of  practical hands-on workshops. These workshops are designed to strengthen expertise in the diagnosis and administration of appropriate antibiotic treatments for the most common animal illnesses.

Dr Harriet Thornton, a veterinarian in the COMBAT-AMR Animal Health team, is working to co-development of workshop plans with the local animal health workforce has been essential to the success of the training.

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Our Work

COMBAT-AMR will deliver a program of work during 2019 – 2022 at major national sites, including referral hospitals and laboratories, across four key themes.

Infection Prevention and Control

COMBAT-AMR will improve Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) by establishing best practice policies, procedures and systems for monitoring selected healthcare associated infections through training and mentoring.

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Antimicrobial Stewardship

COMBAT-AMR will provide training and mentorship to build capacity for improved measurement and ongoing monitoring of the appropriateness of antibiotic use, as well as the capability to manage antimicrobial stewardship and respond to emerging issues.

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Laboratory Capacity and Surveillance

COMBAT-AMR will improve capacity for laboratory surveillance of AMR through training and mentoring activities to detect AMR in an accurate and timely manner, to undertake surveillance of WHO AMR priority pathogens, and to establish efficient referral pathways for AMR pathogens.

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Animal Health‍

COMBAT-AMR will help mitigate the threat of antimicrobial resistance arising using a One Health approach, by assessing current practices, policies, procedures and systems for monitoring and controlling antimicrobial resistance in animal health and developing approaches to address needs through training and mentoring.

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