Anti-Microbial Resistance Surveillance

This protocol is implemented by MUWRP in collaboration with Makerere University School of Public Health; The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF); Ministry of Health Uganda; US Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya (USAMRU-K); and other partners such as The Uniformed services University of the United States with support from DOD-GEIS.

The program works to strengthen the capacity of a network of laboratories to generate reliable antimicrobial susceptibility data for surveillance for microorganisms of military and public health importance such as extended beta lactamase  (ESBL) gram negative bacteria, MRSA, MDR-TB, and others. The program monitors  prevalence and trends of antimicrobial resistance in those agents, provides reliable resistance data to policy makers and collaborating partners for the design and monitoring of interventions for the containment of antimicrobial resistance. Currently two sites at Bombo General Military Hospital in the UPDF and Bwera Hospital in Kasese are involved in this surveillance supervised by The Central Public Health Laboratories of The Ministry Of Health.