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Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of Streptococcus pneumoniae strains among Children and HIV Seropositive and


The project aims to isolate Streptococcus pneumoniae from healthy children and clinical samples of children and HIV+ and HIV- patients and determine serotype distribution, genotype distribution, population structure, transmission dynamics and antibiotic resistance pattern among the isolates. In addition, it aims to describe the prevalence of nontypeable Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Intervention type

ICP PhD Scholarships


01/10/2014 - 30/09/2018

This project is being implemented in:
Local supervisor Daniel Asrat
Flemish supervisor Mario Vaneechoutte
Local partner institution Universiteit Gent
Local partner institution Addis Ababa University
Budget € 106.086
Scholar Abel Abera Negash