Occurrence, sources and prevention of antimicrobial resistance in West Africa – following the flow of AMR genes between humans, animals and environment

Project: Research project

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Description (abstract)

Antibiotics have made it possible for people to live longer, healthier lives. Antimicrobial resistance, however, is an increasing problem, especially in low-resource settings. This project will employ a range of methods from microbiology, clinical medicine and sociology to produce new knowledge about how AMR genes spread especially in poor West African regions, in areas where local capacity to address AMR is lagging behind, and identify ways how the spread of AMR could be curbed. This knowledge can be utilized in national and international health policy and medical research.
Effective start/end date01/03/201828/02/2022