To help epidemiologists and practitioners in the laboratory sector in Africa analyze the data on antimicrobial use (AMU) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), OHT researchers developed a capacity building program to train epidemiologists in setting up AMR surveillance systems and use the surveillance results to conduct advanced epidemiological analysis, including:
- the analysis of the strength of the associations between AMR results and exposure variables, such as AMU;
- the monitoring of resistance with the help of the Drug Resistance Index (DRI);
- spatio-temporal pattern/cluster analysis;
- and the development of simple disease models.
This project is the sixth module of the Qualifying the Workforce for AMR Surveillance in Africa and Asia (QWArS) program, which leverages the experiences and the datasets acquired by the Mapping Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use Partnership (MAAP) consortium, in a study to determine the spread of AMR in Africa.
The Fleming Fund