Antibiotics use in The Gambia
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”)
Goverment of the Gambia
HZI – Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
This project was initiated by the group "Epidemiological and Statistical Methods" and lead by Prof. Dr. Rafael Mikolajczyk until July 2017.
- Epidemiologie - Prof. Dr. Gérard Krause
Geldgeber / Förderer
HZI - Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung