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Exciting News: Inauguration of our new Microbiology Laboratory at Makunduchi Hospital, Zanzibar, Tanzania! 🌍🔬

Thrilled to announce the grand opening of our state-of-the-art microbiology lab at Makunduchi Hospital in Zanzibar, a collaborative effort by our One Health Bacteriology Group and Health Improvement Project Zanzibar (HIPZ), generously supported by Lady Fatemah Charitable Trust of Zanzibar.

🏥 About the Lab: This cutting-edge microbiology lab will be a cornerstone in advancing healthcare and promoting a holistic approach to bacteriology and infectious disease management.

👥 Distinguished Guests: The momentous occasion was graced by esteemed dignitaries, including the Minister of Legal Affairs, Constitution and Good Governance, the Deputy Minister of Health, the President of Zanzibar and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council, the First Lady, the CEO of Lady Fatemah Charitable Trust, and the Regional Commissioner South Region Unguja. Their presence underscores the significance of collaborative efforts in healthcare and community well-being.

🌐 One Health Approach: Our One Health Bacteriology Group is committed to the One Health approach, recognizing the interconnection of human, animal, and environmental health. This lab will be pivotal in promoting interdisciplinary research and solutions for the benefit of the entire community.

🤝 Collaboration and Gratitude: This project exemplifies the power of collaboration. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to HIPZ, Lady Fatemah Charitable Trust, and all involved partners for their unwavering support. Together, we are making strides towards better healthcare infrastructure and disease management in Zanzibar.

group of leaders from the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania on the opening day of the new laboratory
Opening of the new laboratory in Zanzibar.   ©Simon Kühnert
Eight country leaders cutting the ribbon on opening day of the new laboratory in Zanzibar, Tanzania
Cutting the ribbon   ©Simon Kühnert



We congratulate Ellis Paintsil on his successful defense of his PhD thesis entitled:

Antimicrobial use in farms and resistant Campylobacter and Arcobacter genotypes in farm animals and children in Asante Akim North District, Ghana

A man in a graduation robe and hat standing in the grass.
  ©Ellis Paintsil



We congratulate Charity Wiafe Akenten on her successful defense of her PhD thesis entitled: 


Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase- producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae among diarrhoea & non-diarrhoea children and farm animals in rural Ghana

Woman in graduation gown and cap holding diploma.
  ©Charity Wiafe Akenten

Research Group One Health Bacteriology

Dr. Denise Dekker: eine Forscherin mit langen braunen Haaren, die eine schwarz-weiß gemusterte Bluse trägt. Sie steht vor einem dunklen Hintergrund.
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Dr. Denise Dekker

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