Strengthening surveillance systems for Antimicrobial Resistance in Urinary Tract infections in Kenya
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is one of the most common reasons for outpatient attendance and antibiotic use worldwide. Tackling the problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Low- and Middle-Income Countries such as Kenya requires laboratory surveillance systems that can correctly identify bacterial pathogens from urine samples and perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST). In Kenya, there are many shortcomings in public-sector microbiology laboratories, including limited professional expertise in the clinical interpretation of urine samples. Methods: This project aimed to deliver training on identification and AST for staff at five hospital laboratories participating in the Kenyan AMR surveillance network.
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