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Commonwealth Antimicrobial

Published by Mark Buchner on 21 April 2022.

The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association commissioned Tactuum to provide a web and mobile app platform to deliver antimicrobial guidance across 22 countries within the commonwealth.

The purpose of this project is to provide antimicrobial guidelines for up to 22 Fleming Fund (FF) countries in digital form made available through both a single uniquely branded mobile app and website.

National Standard Treatment Guidelines will be uploaded for 12 countries. The priority order of upload for the 12 countries is as follows; Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Zambia (all previously on Microguide); Next, the 6 selected PPS countries including; Nigeria, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Timor-leste and Nepal; Finally, Sierra Leone, Kenya and Eswatini will follow. It is essential these 12 countries’ guidance documents are uploaded by Mid-May ahead of Q4 reporting (due July 10th).

Where content is available, all countries will be supported to upload national prescribing guidelines for animal health.

All, (up to) 22 FF countries will have access to international core modules for both animal and human health.

Over time the App content will be expanded to all/up to 22 countries, where content will be managed/customised by individual country representatives, e.g. ICCs - In Country Consultants – one per country and/or App champions.

There is a potential to encourage countries to extend use beyond antimicrobial guidance and Tactuum have confirmed this is possible. To this end, a section on the App “National AMS/IPC’ was added to capture more general guidance like individual countries’ National Action plans. An intervention recording section/Audit questionnaire will also be added to track impact of the App.

The objective behind this app/project is to provide a sustainable resource that can be easily maintained, updated and will provide accurate guidance on antimicrobial prescribing, moving to alleviate the challenges caused by Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) globally.

Available soon...

The Commonwealth Antimicrobial Companion app is due to be launch in May 2022.  As soon as it has launched you will be able to download and access the app from this web page.

Register to be alerted about the app launch!