Workshop on AMR at the Clinical Research Unit of Nanoro, Burkina Faso

May 3, 2024



Palpouguini Lompo, a research partner of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp (ITM), and his team organized a workshop on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on 26th and 27th of March 2024 at the Clinical Research Unit of Nanoro (CRUN), Burkina Faso.

The topics covered by these workshops were: the definition, causes, consequences of AMR and what can be done to contain it. In addition, feedback was given on AMR surveillance data obtained in Nanoro. The workshop also gave researchers from CRUN the opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities with the stakeholders of the Nanoro health district (including the healthcare workers and administrations). The head of the health district as well as the director of CMA Saint Camile de Nanoro attended, enabling clear decisions to be made at the end of the workshop. AMR surveillance in Nanoro is supported by ITM, particularly the Unit of Tropical Bacteriology.

Bloodstream infection

Surveillance bacteriology