Launch of the Anti-Microbial Resistance Programme At The Dairy Development Authority Headquarters
Today, The Minister of State for animal industry Hon. Bright Rwamirama launched the Anti-Microbial Resistance programme at the Dairy Development Authority (DDA) headquarters, which is collaborating with IDI Makerere and other partners. In presence was IDI Executive Director, Dr. Andrew Kambugu, DDA Executive Director, Mr. Kansiime Michael, and the Head of Department Global Health Security (IDI), Dr. Mohammed Lamorde.
IDI has handed over a motor vehicle as a tool, which will strengthen AMR surveillance, support sample collection from the field of which its outcome will benefit the dairy authority.
State minister for animal industry, Hon. Right Rwamirama said;
“I take this honour to launch the AMR programme and to commission a vehicle handed over by IDI.
The Uganda gov’t, through DDA, has collaborated with Fleming Fund managed by MOTT MACDONALD and implemented by IDI to support AMR programmes that will enhance sample collection, laboratory strengthening, and human resource support.”
Dr. Andrew Kambugu IDI ED;
I would like to appreciate the gov’t of Uganda for taking deliberate steps to get on top of the HIV/AIDS fight through PFTI (Presidential Fast Track Initiative to End HIV/AIDS by 2030).
We are here for the spirit of partnership to see what value we can add as IDI. When we talk about AMR, we mean variants that make milk and cows die quickly, so we take AMR seriously. As part of the Makerere community, we stand firm with DDA to create stronger sustainable systems.
On behalf of IDI, we are privileged to be here and so grateful for the UK government and Fleming Fund for their tremendous support.
DDA ED, Mr. Kansiime Michael said;
We want to promote a culture that creates empathy and accountability, we are going to create a robust surveillance system through laboratory infrastructure enhancement, human resource strengthening and equipment, which will make our customers have purchase confidence.
By Mulindwa Kenneth