Forschungsprojekte (Drittmittel)


Antibiotikaverwendung in Gambia (Laufendes Projekt)

Inappropriate use of antibiotics is a common problem worldwide especially in developing countries, where it could partly be due to the high rate of infectious diseases and deficiencies in laboratory services. Data on inappropriate antibiotic use in those countries is less readily available when compared to industrialized countries. Therefore, we aim to investigate the extent and possible causes of inappropriate antibiotic use in The Gambia as an example of a developing country. This work can help to find possible interventional measures to improve the problem.

The project consists of three components: an assessment of the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of Gambian health practitioners towards antibiotic prescription and microbiological testing; an analysis of paediatric inpatient data on antibiotic use in a teaching hospital in The Gambia; and the assessment of public awareness on antibiotic use in The Gambia.


PhD Student involved

Mr Pa Saidou Chaw, since August 2017 University of Halle (PhD Programme “Epidemiology”)


Institut für Medizinische Epidemiologie, Biometrie und Informatik, Universität Halle (Prof. Dr. Rafael Mikolajczyk; since August 2017)

Funding agencies

Goverment of the Gambia
HZI – Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Previous allocation

This project was initiated by the group "Epidemiological and Statistical Methods" and lead by Prof. Dr. Rafael Mikolajczyk until July 2017.

Project Leader

Prof. Dr. Rafael Mikolajczyk

Beteiligte Gruppen

Geldgeber / Förderer

HZI - Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung

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