The overall aim of the project is to compare community-based antibiotic access and consumption practices across a range of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Asia and Africa in order to identify targets for community-based intervention strategies to improve rational antibiotic use and to inform the design of these interventions. This project will provide a standardised framework for appraising current antibiotic use patterns, demand and access, for use in other LMICs.
This project has been funded by the Wellcome Trust to be led by Prof. Heiman Wertheim, a clinical microbiologist at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Hanoi, Vietnam. The amount involved is €799,828 over 2 years and 6 months. Partners and HDSS involved include Umea University in Sweden and University of Oxford, UK. The HDSSs are Matlab, Bangladesh; Manhica, Mozambique; Kanchanaburi, Thialand; Filabavi, Vietnam; Kintampo, Ghana; Dodowa, Ghana; and Agincourt, South Africa.