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Commonwealth Partnership for Antimicrobial Stewardship

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Pharmacy Department and the School of Pharmacy Newcastle University have been awarded funding as part of a Commonwealth Partnership for Antimicrobial Stewardship with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Tanzania.  Dr Adam Rathbone who was involved in supporting the bid on behalf of the School said "the project hopes to deliver training to healthcare professionals in KCMC and evaluate prescribing practices and therapeutic decision making to improve antimicrobial stewardship in Tanzania".  The team includes pharmacists, nurses, medical staff and laboratory scientists from both Tanzania and the UK in a multi-pronged approach to tackling antimicrobial resistance and will include a visit to the School by the Tanzanian team as well as a list by the UK team to KCMC.

More information about the Commonwealth Partnership for Antimicrobial Stewardship can be found here

Dr Adam Rathbone

published on: 1 April 2019