The St Andrews – Africa Research (StAAHR) Health Network (consolidator)

The St Andrews Africa Research (StAAHR) Health Network has a mission of using interdisciplinary approaches to address interactable global health challenges. Led by Dr Wilber Sabiiti and Dr Katherine Keenan, the network will offer training to increase south-south data analysis and research dissemination skills and build a digital resource centre hosting the network’s outputs and training tools. More information can be found on the project’s dedicated website.

Subprojects

Holistic Approach to Unravel Antibacterial Resistance in East Africa (HATUA)

GCRF Funding Cycle
2020-21

Principal Investigator

Schools
Medicine, Geography and Sustainable Development

ODA countries
Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania

Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 3

The HATUA Research Consortium is a 3-year study that seeks to investigate the diverse drivers of antibiotic resistance in urinary tract infections in East Africa. The potential harm that increasing levels of antibacterial resistance (ABR) will have on human health is vast. One of the most vulnerable regions to the increase in antibiotic resistance is Africa where, in comparison to other regions of the world, the burden of infectious diseases is highest.


Covid-19 and Antimicrobial Resistance in East Africa (CARE)

GCRF Funding Cycle
2020-21

Principal Investigator

Schools
Medicine, Geography and Sustainable Development

ODA countries
Uganda, Tanzania

Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 3

CARE is an 18-month study that seeks to investigate the extent to which COVID-19 has changed health-seeking behaviour for common bacterial illnesses and the availability and usage of ABs. in East Africa.


Associated SFC GCRF funding on the St Andrews research portal