The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association roll out the pioneering new ‘SPARC’ programme to help combat antimicrobial resistance 

  16 February 2022

The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA) has successfully been awarded a Fleming Fund Strategic Alignment Grant to implement the ‘Surveillance and Prescribing support for Antimicrobial Stewardship Resource Capacity Building’ (SPARC), a programme spanning 22 Fleming Fund countries across Africa and Asia.

Led by the CPA, SPARC builds on the strength of the ongoing Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship (CwPAMS) Programme. CwPAMS has successfully developed and launched an antimicrobial prescribing smartphone app and supported surveillance of antimicrobial use through a Global Point Prevalence Survey (GPPS) across African 4 countries. CwPAMS, which is also funded by the Fleming Fund and delivered in partnership with the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET).

Author(s): Commonwealth Pharmacists Association
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