WEBCAST: How MSF is fighting antibiotic resistance

Dr Wardak Abdul Qayoum assists the expat microbiologist in supervising the team and carrying out isolation, identification and sensitivity testing of the 3000 bacterial strains expected. He uses a plastic loop to take a colony of bacteria from the culture plate. MSF has launched for the first time an Antibiotic Resistance Study in Lashkar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan. A laboratory has been set up in the Boost Hospital where MSF works to carry out the study. The study started in January 2013.
Vivian Lee/MSF
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