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  • Be a leader for prospective AMR surveillance system for low and middle-income countries. Leading A Clinically Oriented Antimicrobial Resistance Network (ACORN), MORU aims to improve and evaluate a comprehensive data capture system in study sites in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam. ACORN will develop and refine tools for AMR data capture, verification and interactive visualization, and prepare for wider roll out of surveillance at sites across Wellcome Africa and Asia Programmes (AAP).
  • Be a leader to improve how to utilize readily available routine data for AMR surveillance. Using AutoMated tool for Antimicrobial resistance Surveillance System (AMASS), MORU aims to improve and evaluate utility of the application in Thailand.  AMASS is an offline, open-access and easy-to-use application that allows a hospital to perform data analysis and generate AMR surveillance reports stratified by infection origin quickly and independently. MORU also aims to enhance data sharing by using AMASS to share reports and anonymous summary data at sites across Wellcome AAP and with new partners.
  • Be a leader to improve how to analyse AMR data and improve culturing practice (utilization of blood culture) in LMICs. MORU aims to develop and improve methods to determine burden of AMR, conduct a series of epidemiological studies to understand how different culturing practice could bias parameters required for modelling and monitoring AMR burden, and develop methods to take account of and improve culturing practices while determining burden of AMR. (Key collaborators: Wellcome Trust Surveillance and Epidemiology of Drug-resistant Infections Consortium (SEDRIC))
  • Improve how to communicate and engage with policy makers and lay people about AMR. MORU will continue using AMR dictionary and antibiotic footprint concept to engage with policy makers and facilitate an improvement on how to communicate with lay people in each country in across Wellcome AAP. AMR dictionary currently contains about 40 words, and have been translated to English, Thai, Burmese, Khmer, Chinese and Lao. Malay, Tamil, Spanish and French versions are underway. All MORU Units, together with OUCRU, national AMR networks and Greenpeace collaborated in developing the AMR dictionary.