NMIMR & QWArS Collaborates for a Training Workshop

Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria is the cornerstone for evaluating the burden of AMR to inform treatment decisions at local, national, and global levels. Correct identification of bacteria and performance of standard antimicrobial susceptibility is utmost for optimum patient care and also in gauging the burden of AMR.
The African Society for Laboratory Medicine QWArS team collaborated with Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research for a 10-day (14-25th June 2021) theoretical and hands-on training for microbiology laboratory staff from Ghana Health Service and the Veterinary Services Directorate. The One-Health approach training focused on the identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of priority pathogens of the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS), such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Neisseria gonorrhea, Salmonella spp, and Acinetobacter baumannii. Sincere appreciation to the African Society for Laboratory Medicine QWARS team and the Fleming Fund for funding the training. We are also grateful to the trainers/facilitators (Dr. Beverly Egyir, Dr. Nicholas Dayie, Miss Felicia Owusu, and Miss Jeannette Bentum for their efforts in making the training a success.
 

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), set up in 1979 as a semi autonomous institute of the University, is the leading biomedical research facility in Ghana.

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