The Global Health Network Antimicrobial Resistance Knowledge (AMR) Hub

The Antimicrobial Resistance Knowledge Hub supports stronger coordination, knowledge sharing and faster progress in AMR research across the Globe. It is an open and free resource for a global community of practice for all researchers, healthcare and laboratory teams in all organisations working in AMR research. Open access and free webinars are accessible here

International Masterclass – AMR Insights

23 SEPTEMBER 2021 (09:30 am – 05:30 pm CEST)Online Event The International Masterclass AMR is designed for professionals who want to understand Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in a short time: Science, Health-Economic & Societal impact  Global causes and global solutions Bottom-up, interactive approach International Experts involved  Representatives of LMICs can participate free of charge. More informationContinue reading “International Masterclass – AMR Insights”

Collaboration with MEDS in Kenya

We are glad to inform you about a new collaboration with Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) in Kenya! MEDS will help us with the analyses of the antibiotics for the ABACUS II medicine quality study that is expected to start later this year! We are looking forward to this new collaboration with the MEDS colleagues. MoreContinue reading “Collaboration with MEDS in Kenya”

The search for context-specific solutions to improve antibiotic access and use in Ghana

Antibiotics dispensing by over the counter medicine sellers (OTCMS) in LMICs is a pharmaceutical regulatory issue which often creates tension between regulatory bodies and OTCMS. Findings from our previous studies revealed that training of OTCMS and Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) facilities to dispense specific antibiotics could be one of the context-specific solutions toContinue reading “The search for context-specific solutions to improve antibiotic access and use in Ghana”

Congratulations to Sabina Asiamah

We would like to congratulate Sabina Asiamah – Senior Public Health Officer at Dodowa Health Research Centre (Ghana Health Service) – for the completion of her Master of Public Health! Her thesis ‘Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of pharmaceutical retailers towards dispensing of antibiotics: A qualitative assessment in the Shai-Osudoku district of Ghana‘ is accessible here:

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: UnderstandingContinue reading “ABACUS work presented at ECCMID 2021”

Lancet Global Health publication!

Congratulations to the ABACUS team for their new publication! The global battle against antibiotic resistance can only succeed if local contexts are taken into account. “A tailored approach is needed in each country,” says Heiman Wertheim of Radboud university medical center. “There is no “one-size-fits-all’ solution.” This was the main finding of a study onContinue reading “Lancet Global Health publication!”