In 2019, we collected approx. 3000 samples representing various sources and sites, which we estimated to be important for the transfer of resistance genes in the West African context. These included human and animal faecal samples, as well as samples from environmental sources that people and animals interact with and within. Since 2020, we have been characterizing these samples using a variety of molecular biology techniques, which include:
By combining microbiological and sociological results and analyses, the aim is to strengthen professional capacities and provide valuable information on the flow of AMR genes that can support local efforts to tackle AMR. The sociological study we apply:
The project’s impact will extend beyond academia by contributing to national and international AMR policy and public knowledge of AMR and its evolution.
Results of our work and other related materials will appear here
Team’s activities related to AMR:
For further information on AMRIWA, contact the project coordinator Kaisa Haukka (email@example.com) or the sociology lead Salla Sariola (firstname.lastname@example.org)