ASLM announces antimicrobial resistance MAAP initiative

April 5, 2019

The African Society of Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) announces its latest initiative: The Mapping Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use Partnership (MAAP) project.

Resistance to antimicrobial drugs is a major threat around the world, and lack of up-to-date data on drug resistant infections and patterns of antimicrobial use in low- and middle-income countries hinders effective actions to protect public health.

Through a grant from the United Kingdom-based Fleming Fund, MAAP will collect data on antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use initially across 12 countries in West, East, and Southern Africa.

MAAP’s first workshop is being held April 4-5, 2019 at the African Union (AU) Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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