Antimicrobial stewardship knowledge and perception among physicians and pharmacists at leading tertiary teaching hospitals in Zambia (3)

14 January, 2020

Dear Aubrey, Thank you for your latest message,

"Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) remains a key strategy for LMICs to promote rational use of antimicrobials and importantly, preventing the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In Zambia, AMS is gaining prominence. It is interesting to note that this evidence by Kalungia and colleagues was timely to not only demonstrate the knowledge gaps but also the need for appropriate, context-specific educational interventions in Zambia..."

Can you or anyone comment on the range of 'context-specific educational interventions' available and how cost-effective they are?

It would be great to hear more about the current experience with the Commonwealth Partnerships of Antimicrobial Stewardship (CwPAMS) ( )

This includes an ongoing partnership between the University of Sussex; Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and the University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Lusaka. Is anyone on HIFA-Zambia familiar with this and able to give us any more information?

With thanks, Neil

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