The BIRDY project restitution: Bacterial Infections and antibiotic Resistant Diseases among Young children
BIRDY project restitution was taking place on the 3rd of April in Cambodia, under the supervision of Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, in collaboration with Institut Pasteur Paris, MSDAvenir, Cambodian hospitals and other stakeholders involved in the project.
The BIRDY program (2014-2018) aimed to assess the incidence of neonatal and childhood infections and antimicrobial resistances in Lower and Middle Income Countries, among them Cambodia.
It was a fruitful and useful research platform aiming to tackle bacteria resistance, and also to have a “one health approach”.
This remarkable scientific and human adventure highlights the urgent need of public health measures in Cambodia to tackle antimicrobial resistance. In Cambodia, among multiple actions, a multi-sectorial National Action Plan is on its way for implementation.