Point Prevalence Survey of Antimicrobial Use in Human, Commercial Chicken and Aquaculture Using One Health Approach, in Bangladesh

Collaboration type Research project within The Fleming Fund Country Grant to Bangladesh.

Aim To assess antimicrobial usage reported by layer farmers in Bangladesh, and its association with antimicrobial residues and antimicrobial resistant genes carried by their chickens. This will be done using a point prevalence survey – a tool to collect information on antimicrobial use in people, as well as prescribing practices of antimicrobials and users’ perspectives. Data on antimicrobial use in commercial chicken production and aquaculture, and the determinants influencing decision-making around antimicrobial use is also being collected.

Problem addressed Generating information on antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance is crucial for the design of rational policies for antibiotic use and realistic interventions for people and animals in Bangladesh.

Focus country Bangladesh.

Project duration 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021.

Funders Fleming Fund Country Grant to Bangladesh.

Partners International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, DAI, World Health Organization, One Health Poultry Hub.

Principal Investigator Dr Fahimda Choudhury, icddr,b

GCRF One Health Poultry Hub involvement Investigators in this Fleming Fund project will collect samples, which will be analysed by Poultry Hub investigators. The results will be shared between the two. Investigators from the Hub are PI Fiona Tomley and Paritosh Kumar Biswas; Damer Blake, Patricia ConwayNitish Debnath, Guillaume Fournie, Joerg Henning, Md. Ahasanul Hoque,  Rashed Mahmud and Ludovic Pelligand.