Kenya

GARP-Kenya began in 2009, and continues under the leadership of Professor Sam Kariuki, director of the Centre for Microbiology at the Kenya Medical Research Institute. 

Recent Activities
In 2015, the Ministry of Health established the National Antimicrobial Resistance Advisory Committee to the Ministry of Health, on which many GARP members serve. The AMR focal point in the Ministry is GARP coordinator Eveline Wesangula.
 
GARP-Kenya is planning activities for their 3rd annual National Antibiotic Awareness Week, to be held in tandem with the CDC's Get Smart Week from November 16 to 22.
 
 
Secretariat
Chair
Prof. Samuel Kariuki, Director, Centre for Microbiology Research, KEMRI
Vice-Chair
Dr. Linus Ndegwa, Program Manager, Infection Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, KEMRI
Coordinator
Dr. Eveline Wesangula, AMR Focal Point, Ministry of Health email: garp.kenya@gmail.com
Inaugural meeting
2009
2015 Priorities
GARP-Kenya will continue to work with the Ministry of Health on a range of antibiotic resistance issues in 2015. Priorities include an update of the situation analysis, a study on AMR knowledge, attitudes and practices and a study on surgical site infections.
Situation Analysis

Situation Analysis and Recommendations: Antibiotic Use and Resistance in Kenya (2011)

Full Report  |  Executive Summary

 

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GARP-Kenya Working Group
Chair                                                               
Sam Kariuki, PhD Director, Centre for Microbiology Research, KEMRI
 
Vice-Chair                                                     
Linus Ndegwa, MPHE, HCS, PGD Ophth Program Manager, Infection Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
 
Coordinator
Eveline Wesangula, B.Pharm, Msc TID AMR Focal Point, Ministry of Health
 
Working Group Members                            
 Peter Gathumbi, BVM, MSc, PhD   Department of Veterinary Pathology, Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi 
Moses Gichia, BVM, MSc Department of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Livestock Development
Patrick Irungu, PhD            Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi
Rose Kakai, PhD Chairperson, Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Medicine, Maseno University
Ndinda Kusu, MPharm Senior Program Associate, Management Sciences for Health
Stella Kiambi, Veterinary Doctor, BVM Department of Veterinary Services
Susanne Kuehle, PHD Programme Officer, Pharmaceutical Services, Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network
Tom Menge, MSc Chief Pharmacist, Toxicology, Kenyatta National Hospital
Jennifer Orwa, PhD, MSc, BPharm Centre for Traditional Medicines and Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
Jayesh Pandit, MPharm Pharmacovigilance Country Head, Middle Africa Region, Bayer HealthCare
Gunturu Revathi, MD Associate Professor, Division of Microbiology, Director of Pathology, Aga Khan University Hospital
Research
 
Completed Research
 
Kariuki S, Gordon M, Feasey N, Parry C. Antimicrobial resistance and management of invasive Salmonella disease. Vaccine. 2015.
 
Kusemererwa D, Kariuki S, Winters C, Braykov N, Megiddo I, Plant S and Wesangula E. Survey of antibiotic prices in public, private, and mission district-level hospitals in Kenya. Pharmaceutical Journal of Kenya 2014.
 
Irungu, P. Analysis of economic incentives influencing farmers’ use of antibiotics in livestock production in Kenya. Final Report. 2011.
 
Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network. An exploratory pilot study on knowledge, attitudes and perceptions concerning antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use practices among hospital staff in Kenya 2010.