"Fruitful collaboration" sees SAPG nominated for award

The SAPG team has been shortlisted for an award for their collaborative work in Ghana.

The team, who undertook partnership work with two Ghanaian hospitals around antimicrobial stewardship, have been nominated in the Multi-Country Collaboration category of this year’s Antibiotic Guardian Shared Learning Awards event. The event, which will be held virtually this year, champions organisations and individuals who have demonstrated achievements in tackling antimicrobial resistance at a local, regional or national level.

SAPG’s work with the Keta Municipal Hospital and Ghana’s Police Hospital in Accra is part of a project funded through the Fleming Fund's Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS). The work, described as a “fruitful collaboration” by Israel Sefah, Chief Pharmacist at Keta Municipal Hospital, highlighted similarities and differences in how antimicrobial resistance is being tackled in Ghana compared to Scotland, with teams from both countries making visits to see work on the ground.

Team lead Dr Jacqui Sneddon said:

“I’m delighted our work with the teams in Ghana has been shortlisted for this award. Working with Israel at Keta Municipal and Daniel Afriyie, Director of Pharmacy at Ghana’s Police Hospital in Accra, has been mutually beneficial as we look to tackle antimicrobial resistance at a global scale, and there’s been learning on both sides.”

The award winners will be announced on Thursday 26 November. Find out more

Read SAPG's publications on the partnership work in Ghana

Read Jacqui’s blog about SAPG’s work in Ghana


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