Antimicrobial Resistance Project

On November 19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a five year project with the Uzbek Research Institute of Epidemiology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (RIEMID) on the “Prevention and Control of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Uzbekistan”.  The project goal is to collect evidence-based data on the scope and magnitude of AMR prevalence and to develop an effective strategy for the control and prevention of AMR in Uzbekistan.

The ceremony was introduced by Ambassador Pamela Spratlen, CDC Regional Director for Central Asia Daphne Moffett, Uzbek Deputy Minister of Health Saidmurod Saidaliev and representatives from the WHO.

“Jointly combating antimicrobial resistance gives us the opportunity to learn from each other and share experiences to strengthen efforts in a united fight against antimicrobial resistance,” Ambassador Spratlen said.

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Event Participants Discuss AMR Prevention and Control Strategies. (USAID photo)