Professor travels to Tanzania to help combat antimicrobial resistance

In November 2018, Professor Ruth Zadoks, Professor in Molecular Epidemiology within the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, travelled to Tanzania to lead a meeting focussed around the ‘Supporting the National Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance (SNAP-AMR)’ project. The three-year award draws together a highly interdisciplinary group at the University of Glasgow with researchers and policy makers in Tanzania. Image of Prof Ruth Zadoks

As in many low and middle income countries, the AMR problem in Tanzania is compounded by the fact that people and livestock often live close together and there is widespread use of antimicrobials in both. In response to a global call to action from the World Health Organisation, Tanzania has created an ambitious National Action Plan to combat AMR, including improving awareness and understanding of the AMR problem among policy makers, professionals and the public and enhancing surveillance, research, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship in people and livestock.

For more information on this trip, follow Professor Zadoks on Twitter @rnzadoks.

First published: 10 December 2018