Health Forum

At this hybrid meeting we heard from the Fleming Fellow alumni where they discussed their work on One Health and antimicrobial resistance.

UK time 11:00 – 12:30 Malawi time 12:00 – 13:30
Location Hybrid: Edinburgh City Chambers and on Zoom

The SMP’s Health Forum held on June 20th was joined by a Malawian delegation comprising six alumni fellows of the Fleming Fund Fellowship Scheme who spoke briefly about their work in One Health and antimicrobial resistance.

The Fleming Fund’s stated aims are to "bring evidence and people together to encourage action against drug resistance for a healthier world", and to “support low- and middle-income countries to generate, share and use data to improve antimicrobial use and encourage investment in AMR".

The Malawian Fellows were accompanied by Dr Collins Mitambo, Deputy Head of Research at the Malawi Ministry of Health and Academics involved in Fleming Fund fellowships at the University of Edinburgh.

Chaired by Prof Liz Grant, the Health Forum heard from Dr Sara Davies about the Scottish Government’s recently launched 10-Step Guide to making donations of medical equipment to low-and-middle-income countries.

Resources for the meeting

Agenda available here.

Please click here to view Chat log.

10 Steps to safe medical equipment donations presentation: by Dr Sara Davies (Scottish Government)

Fleming Fund Fellowships presentation (Part 1): Professor Till Bachmann, Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, The University of Edinburgh

Fleming Fund Fellowships (Part 2): by Dr Adrian Muwonge (DVM, MPH, PhD), Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, The University of Edinburgh

Highlighting the AMR/U Problem in Malawi presentation: by Dr Ronald Chitatanga (AMR Surveillance Fellow)

Insights on partnership Building Between Human and Animal Fellows in Malawi presentation: by Harry Milala (Human Health-AMR Laboratory Fellow)

Characterising the resistance patterns and AMR drivers of Escherichia coli isolated from poultry, humans and environment in the central region of Malawi: A One Health approach: by Catherine Kamwana (Human Health-AMR Laboratory Fellow)

Significance of Fleming Fund Fellowships to Malawi presentation: by Dr. Collins Mitambo, Deputy Head of Research -Malawi Ministry of Health

Non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals promote conjugative plasmid transfer at a community-wide level. Article can be found here.

Plasmids and the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance Genes. Article can be found here.

Watch the video of the meeting here or by clicking on the Youtube image.