Antimicrobial Resistance

Fondation Institut Pasteur de Dakar


36 avenue Pasteur, BP220, Dakar
Senegal | Website

Date of designation

13 August 2021

Areas of work 

  • Surveillance One Health of AMR
  • External quality assessment for AMR detection
  • Education and Training on AMR
  • Transmission of AMR bacteria
  • Genetics of AMR
  • Governance of AMR

Key activities

  • Develop/review/contribute to One Health AMR curricula for various stakeholders and sectors
  • Development and delivery of postgraduate courses on AMR
  • Isolation and characterization of AMR bacteria from humans, animals, food and environment
  • Training of local microbiology laboratories staff in AMR testing and AST interpretation
  • Study of transmission routes of pathogenic bacteria from animals, food and environment to humans
  • Detection and characterization of AMR genes from whole genome sequencing data
  • Support in capacity development for bacteriology, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, data collection and management, interpretation and reporting of AMR, AMU, and residues data
  • organization of a proficiency testing program for susceptibility testing for a selection of priority pathogens, commensals and indicators such as Salmonella, Campylobacter, E. coli, Enterococci, etc.
  • Train IPD experts to become FAO-ATLASS assessors;
  • Study of horizontal transfer of AMR genes
  • Participation to the Senegalese Global Health Security Agenda committees 

Working languages

  • English
  • French





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