Development Activities Initiative (DAI)

Laboratory Renovation Works at LAUTECH Oshogbo

Project Overview

The Fleming Fund is a U.K. Department of Health and Social Care programme to help low- and middle-income countries fight antimicrobial resistance (AMR). DAI’s Fleming Fund programme in Nigeria is a collaboration with the Nigerian government to strengthen systems for AMR and Antimicrobial Use (AMR/AMU) using a “One Health” approach—a multisectoral approach to complex health problems that reaches across human health, animal health, and environment sectors. As global leaders in One Health, the DAI team helped to incorporate One Health across programme interventions. DAI worked with the Nigerian government to become a leader in combating antimicrobial resistance. Enhancement of Reference and Surveillance laboratories (Ladoke Akintola Teaching Hospital,Osogbo, Osun) which can include equipment, consumables and reagents, as well as infrastructure (e.g. refurbishment, renovation of existing building structures and installation of backup power supply).

Scope of Work

One Health Governance


Build a One Health governance structure for AMR/AMU surveillance, by establishing a One Health National Steering Committee (OHNSC) that will work closely with the National AMR Coordinating Committee (AMRCC) Secretariat.

Strengthen AMR/AMU


Strengthen AMR/AMU surveillance systems in human health by linking two leading Nigerian laboratory and surveillance organisations with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to support adherence to international standards and assure quality.

Private Food Production


Strengthen AMR and AMU surveillance in food animals by building a common set of initiatives between the private food production sector and the public animal health sector, balancing production and marketing with research, workforce training, and regulatory functions.

Aquatic Animals Survelillance


Establish a foundation for AMR surveillance in aquatic animals.

Environment Health


Conduct a situational analysis of environmental laboratory stakeholders to assess requirements for an AMR bacteriology sentinel site for environmental health.


Solutions DeliveredDuration: 14 Weeks

Removal of existing openable obsolete aluminium window and replacement with 100 % non-openable double-glazed window to make it air-tight.

Removed existing weak and vulnerable doors and replaced with heavy duty door.

Electrical upgrade, Supply and Installation of Air-Conditioners installed with Wall -mounted Thermocool Automatic Voltage Regulator.

Plumbing upgrade – ceramic wash hand basin installed automatic sensor taps.

Hacking off of ceramic floor tiles and replacement with 4mm thick epoxy floor finish.

Supply and installation of HDF Cabinet with epoxy resin top.

Installation of i-section tank stand for 10,000 ltrs water tank and supply of Laboratory Stools.