Current Projects

FIEBRE study – Febrile Illness Evaluation in a Broad Range of Endemicities

Co-principal investigators: Katharina Kranzer and Rashida Ferrand

Funder: UKAid from the Department for International Development

FIEBRE is a multi-disciplinary project, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, that is investigating the leading causes of fever in children and adults attending primary care health services and those admitted to district hospitals in Laos, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar and Zimbabwe. This is the largest study of its kind, aiming to tackle antimicrobial resistance and develop a ‘blueprint’ for treatment.

Antimicrobial Resistance in Gram-negative bacteria from Urinary Specimens: a study of prevalence, risk factors and molecular mechanisms of resistance (ARGUS)

Principal investigator: Dr Ioana D Olaru

Funded by: Department for International Development (DFID)

The aims of this study are to determine prevalence of and underlying molecular mechanisms for antimicrobial resistance in gram negative bacteria causing urinary tract infections in Zimbabwe, to investigate risk factors for antimicrobial resistance and to examine how antimicrobial resistance impacts on clinical outcome. A further aim is to evaluate antibiotic consumption and prescribing practices at the primary clinic level