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APUA Gambia

STATUS OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

Antibiotic resistance problems in The Gambia stem from:

  • Lack of regulation in human use
  • Lack of regulation in agricultural use
  • Lack of surveillance of antibiotic use and resistance
  • Lack of updated antibiotic use and treatment guidelines
  • Lack of continuing medical education on antibiotic use for prescribers

These problems challenge the ability to effectively treat infectious diseases that are prevalent in The Gambia, such as acute respiratory infections.

CHAPTER OVERVIEW

APUA Gambia was established in 2005.

Chapter Objectives and Priorities:

APUA Gambia’s main priority is to raise awareness among key stakeholders about the menace of antimicrobial resistance.

CHAPTER ACTIVITIES

APUA Gambia has been involved in advocacy, conferences and poster sessions, the development of peer-reviewed publications, and collaboration with other organizations.

CHAPTER LEADERSHIP

Dr. Adama Sallah – Chairman
Mr. Momodou Cham - Vice Chairman
Dr. Chidi Nweneka – Secretary
Ms. Ndey Tapha-Sosseh - Asst Secretary
Mr. Olatunde Sesan - Treasurer



Updated May 2011
 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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