Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding antimicrobial use and resistance among communities of Ilala, Kilosa and Kibaha districts of Tanzania

  09 December 2020

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) represents one of the biggest threats to health globally. This cross-sectional study determined knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) regarding antimicrobial use (AMU) and AMR among communities of Ilala, Kilosa and Kibaha in Tanzania.

The study documented a moderate level of KAP regarding AMU and AMR in the study districts. The participant’s age and level of education were significantly associated with participant’s KAP scores. The observed inadequate knowledge, inappropriate attitude, and practices of AMU and AMR should be considered as alarming problems that require immediate actions including policy formulation and planning of community-based mitigation measures.

Author(s): Calvin Sindato, Leonard E. G. Mboera, Bugwesa Z. Katale, Gasto Frumence, Sharadhuli Kimera, Taane G. Clark, Helena Legido-Quigley, Stephen E. Mshana, Mark M. Rweyemamu & Mecky Matee
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