How the Fleming Fund Works
The Fleming Fund represents a large scale investment from UK aid in supporting low and middle income countries to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through a One Health approach.
The Fleming Fund is led by the UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in partnership with a wide range of delivery partners and an independent technical advisory group.
What can be funded?
The Fleming Fund will focus on these five areas:
- awareness, advocacy and governance
- the development and roll out of AMR National Action Plans, surveillance protocols and global guidance
- updates for laboratory infrastructure and improvements to data and surveillance for AMR
- technical assistance, partnerships and fellowships
- evaluation and adaptive management
What grants are available?
There are four types of grant available:
How will the Fleming Fund measure success?
The Fleming Fund will have supported over 30 countries in developing the tools and policies needed to tackle AMR, and will have established sustainable surveillance systems in 24 countries.
Success will be demonstrated by:
- an increase in the quantity and quality of available data relevant to AMR data
- an increase in data sharing nationally and across national borders
- evidence that the data has influenced positive changes in AMR related policies, practices and attitudes in order to optimise the use of antimicrobial medicines
The Fleming Fund includes an embedded independent evaluation to explore its impact and support adaptive management. The evaluation will explore:
- how much the quantity and/or quality of data on AMR at country level has increased, and to what extent the Fleming Fund has contributed to this increase
- to what extent the Fleming Fund's investments have been aligned with other relevant investments at country level
- how sustainable the country level data quantity and/or quality increase is likely to be
- whether improved AMR data has influenced (a) changes in national policies/regulations, and/or (b) changes in practice and attitudes in each country
- how much the quality of data shared and reported internationally has improved, and whether the Fleming Fund has contributed to this
- whether the Fleming Fund's investments at country level offer value for money
The evaluation will provide annual reports to the Fleming Fund to support continuous learning and adaption of the portfolio.
Who else is involved?
DHSC manages the Fleming Fund with the support of a number of partners.
The Fleming Fund has also appointed a Technical Advisory Group to provide additional leadership and support.