At the end of October, Prof. Dr. Cornelia Betsch, Dr. Lars Korn, Dr. Mattis Geiger and Christopher Jäger, together with cooperation partners from the Universities of Ulm (Oliver Wilhelm and Franziska Rees) and Copenhagen (Ana Santana), visited future project partners in Zanzibar (Tanzania). Together with colleagues from the Health Improvement Project Zanzibar (HIPZ), the Zanzibar Health Research Institute (ZAHRI) and the Zanzibar Livestock Research Institute (ZALIRI), data collection was prepared on the topic of antibiotic use and resistance in Zanzibar. The obtained data will be compared with data from Germany. In addition, a joint future collaboration was agreed upon in the context of the replication project.
"Excursions to hospitals and health centers enabled us to learn about the Zanzibari health care system - this gave us important insights into how we can culturally adapt our study material," says Mattis Geiger, who leads the research project in Betsch's group.
Cornelia Betsch & her team sincerely thank HIPZ, ZAHRI and ZALIRI for the friendly and productive exchange in Zanzibar and are looking forward to intensive collaborations in the future.The project is currently funded by internal resources of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine.