Australian Volunteers International

Antimicrobial Resistance in Pacific Island countries

The Doherty Institute’s COMBAT-AMR program aims to address the threat of antimicrobial resistance in Pacific Island countries.

The COMBAT-AMR project is made possible through a grant from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security. COMBAT-AMR is a two-and-a-half-year project focussed on combating the threat of antimicrobial resistance in Pacific Island Countries. A consortium of organisations led by the Doherty Institute and University of Melbourne, are partnering with Pacific Island countries to address the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).  

AVI is a delivery partner for this project.

    The Doherty Institute utilises AVI’s expertise to:

  • Recruit and contract locally-engaged staff in Fiji and Samoa.
  • Provide salary benchmarking advice. 
  • Pay salary, taxation and remittance of other employment related costs. 
  • Provide personnel management, including in-country pastoral care and support, risk and security management and performance management.
  • Remit funds internationally to cover project expenses as required.