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Mapping and Tracking Drivers of Antimicrobial Resistance in Uganda


In Uganda, 98.9% of rural children developed infections caused by microorganisms resistant to the antibiotic co-trimoxazole (Rutebemberwa 2015). Antibiotic-resistant bacteria increasingly challenges treatment of pneumonia and tuberculosis. Despite this, Uganda has no national policy to deal with antibiotic resistance, and very little public understanding of the consequences of inappropriate use of medicines. This project will contribute to the reduction of antimicrobial resistance in Uganda by increasing the research activity and capacity of the Faculty of Health Science at Busitema University, and providing evidenced-based solutions to reduce antimicrobial resistance. The project maps map patterns of antibiotic resistance in Uganda, and the factors which drive them in four regions. Capacity building includes training Ugandan researchers in advanced quantitative and qualitative techniques and knowledge of experimental methodology and publishing in ISI ranked journals. Dissemination includes training, workshops and training material for health professionals, and raising public awareness  

Intervention type

South Initiatives


01/01/2018 - 31/12/2019

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish promoter Paul Van Royen
Local promoter Paul Waako
Local partner institution Universiteit Antwerpen
Local partner institution Busitema University
Other local partners Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Budget € 59.117