ABACUS work presented at ECCMID 2021

Preliminary data from our costs analysis of inappropriate antibiotic use was presented by Samuel Afari-Asidu (ABACUS II study coordinator at the Kintampo Health Research Center, Kintampo, Ghana) at the ECCMID 2021.

Our study explored the economic impact of inappropriate antibiotic use using the example of upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) in Ghana.

Main conclusions:

  • Understanding both economic consequences and community antibiotic consumption practices is crucial to mobilise key stakeholders and design sustainable strategies to improve antibiotic use.
  • Following-up on previous research findings, the ABACUS project is currently exploring the case for an international system to facilitate the identification of antibiotics.
  • This health economics study should support this endeavour by providing baseline data to inform future studies on the cost-effectiveness of strategies to improve the identification of antibiotics.

Have a look at our e-poster and the abstract!

Collaborators on this work included:

From the Kintampo Health Research Center: Samuel Afari-Asiedu MPhil, Martha Ali Abdulai MSc, Theresa Tawiah MSc and Dr. Kwaku Poku Asante

From the Radboud University Medical Center: Jip Janssen MSc, Dr. Annelie Monnier, prof. Rob Baltussen and prof. Heiman Wertheim

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