Project

Antimicrobial resistance of E. coli and P. aeruginosa from UTI and SSI in Ifakara, Tanzania

Scheduled ยท 2021 until 2024

Type
Fundamental Research
Range
Monocentric project at KSSG
Status
Scheduled
Start Date
2021
End Date
2024
Financing
Others
Brief description/objective

This study investigates antimicrobial resistance mechanisms of E.coli and P. aeruginosa isolated from patients with urinary tract infections or surgical site infections. The samples are collected from patients at St. Francis Referral Hospital in Ifakara, Tanzania. The study aims to close knowledge gaps by helping to define the resistance epidemiology and mechanisms for the above mentioned pathogens in Tanzania. It is intended to help improve infection control on site and serve as a guide for physicians in their choice of antimicrobial treatment. It is a large longitudinal study that also investigates risk factors for the selection of antibiotic resistance. The study is being conducted in cooperation with the Swiss Tropical Institute and is in the phase of patient/sample recruitment.