Fleming Fund Team

Fleming Fund Team

Fleming Fund Team Visits

  • August 22, 2017

The Microbiology Laboratory of Manipal College of Medical Sciences is an active participant of the national Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance program since many years.

The Microbiology Laboratory of Manipal College of Medical Sciences is an active participant of the national Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance program since many years.

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The Microbiology Laboratory of Manipal College of Medical Sciences is an active participant of the national Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance program since many years.  The Microbiology Department has conducted three national workshops to train large number of laboratory personnel of Nepal on the same issue. The Faculty members of Microbiology Department have contributed as resource persons in many workshop held by NPHL and WHO. The department is actively monitoring the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance in the targeted bacteria and contributing valuable data to the National Public Health Laboratory.

 

The Fleming Fund team from UK, comprising of Dr Joanna McKenzie, Dr Cyril Buhler and Dr Prakash Ghimire, Nepal Country Coordinator visited the Microbiology Laboratory at Manipal Teaching Hospital on 22 Aug 2017. The main purpose of this visit was to evaluate the work of the Microbiology Laboratory, to understand and devise ways and means to overcome the problems and difficulties as well as to plan future course of action.

 

Dr Cyril Buhler summed up his visit as “This was an extremely useful visit to learn from your experiences on how to provide good quality data in a cost effective way.”

 

In words of Dr Joanna McKenzie “We gain a significant new insight at each laboratory we visit. We were very interested in your environmentally friendly approach of using autoclaveable plastic plates. Likewise, your maintenance of a small flock of sheep as a source of sheep blood! The discussion on the process involved with sharing data with NPHL and with WHONET was also particularly valuable from a surveillance point of view.”

 

The Microbiology Department is committed to the cause and looks forward to greater opportunities to share its experiences and expertise to control the spread of antimicrobial resistance.