CwPAMS 1.5 UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH)-Ghana Public Health Association Partnership
Strengthening AMS by improving surveillance and building sustainable capacity and capability in Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly [LEKMA] Hospital and LEKMA polyclinic.
Lead partners of the CwPAMS 1.5 UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH)-Ghana Public Health Association Partnership consisted of:
The UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH); and
Ghana Public Health Association
The partnership focused on Strengthening Antimicrobial Stewardship through improving surveillance and building sustainable capacity and capability in Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly [LEKMA] Hospital and LEKMA polyclinic.
Activities during the 7-month extension included:
- Community Pharmacist Outreach
– 15 community Pharmacies involved
– 48 Participants were in attendance
- Extension of the project to LEKMA Polyclinic
- Training in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) / Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) / Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), Laboratory Surveillance
– Facilitated by LEKMA Hospital staff
– 90 clinical and nonclinical staff trained
- OPD Antibiotic Prescription audit
– 93.8% (n=110) of all prescriptions with antibiotics had stated diagnosis,
compared with the 16% recorded in 2019
– Percentage of prescriptions with antibiotics that were appropriate in
accordance with treatment guidelines increased from 12% in 2019 to 65.5%
- Global Point Prevalence Survey (GPPS) for Inpatients
– 89.5% of prescriptions were compliant with guidelines at the medical wards.
– 68% of antibiotics used in the LEKMA hospital during the survey were
prescribed under the Access group, and 32% from the Watch group.
– No antibiotics in the Reserve group were used during the period.
– LEKMA hospital has adhered to the WHO AWaRe classification, exceeding
the minimum requirement of 60%.
- Training of staff on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) for the first time
- A 3-year strategic plan developed for sustainability
- Backup/Delayed prescription piloted in the first project is now undertaken routinely
in the hospital
- These activities contributed to LEKMA Hospital being awarded best performing hospital in the Greater Accra region