The RADAAR Project provides training and capacity building to enhance AMR-related policy initiatives for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Africa and Asia. In 2022, a collaboration with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Evidence-Informed Policy Network (EVIPNet), RADAAR is providing opportunities for LMICs to strengthen capacities in translating AMR data and evidence into effective policies. A series of online training webinars initially involves Bangladesh, Malawi, Nepal, and Uganda.
The RADAAR project is the only Fleming Fund regional project fully dedicated to the thematic domain of policy, planning, and advocacy. In this regard RADAAR is developing tools, guidance, and capacity-building workshops on AMR policy advocacy. With limited guidance available specifically on policy advocacy to address AMR, in 2022, RADAAR co-developed ‘Advocacy to Drive AMR Policy: A Country Guide’ with country, regional, and global AMR stakeholders.
RADAAR has provided links to some of the key documents on AMR, including from the Fleming Fund, the Wellcome Trust, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC). To keep the list updated please submit documents to include via the ‘Contact’ section of the RADAAR webpages.
Catalyzing the Potential of Regional Action to Combat AMR
Well-coordinated surveillance strategies and information-sharing platforms are critical in generating evidence that can be used to reduce the impact of AMR at the local, national, regional and global level.
AMR and AMU/C national surveillance systems are being systematically strengthened in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) through UKAID’s Fleming Fund programme and other global initiatives. However, regional-level action in enhancing collaboration, coordination and information to mitigate AMR issues has not received the same attention. The RADAAR initiative aims to build the information necessary to develop a regional framework and platform for the sharing of One Health AMR and AMU/C data to the regional level, towards guiding regional and national policy and planning to combat AMR.