We are excited to welcome our latest member to join the AMP-ID team. Dr Olumide Ajibola is a PhD microbiologist and a Research Associate at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. He completed his PhD in Infection and Immunity at the University of Glasgow, UK. This was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the MRC Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Ajibola has participated in teaching and supervision of 17 postgraduate and undergraduate students. Dr. Ajibola has experience in genomics research and coordinating field projects in low resource settings, and he is currently training to become a clinical microbiologist in Canada.

AMP-ID has launched the latest of its research projects aiming towards improved antimicrobial stewardship in 2022. The study entitled "Impact of mobile clinical decision tool on prescription behavior and patient outcomes in low-income settings: A pilot trial of self-stewardship in Ethiopia" was launched at two study sites, two of the largest public teaching hospitals in Ethiopia, Tikur Anbessa teaching hospital (affiliated with Addis Ababa University) and St. Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College. The study's aims are to assess the impact of a bundle of interventions consisting of a basic bacteriology laboratory support and an electronic decision support tool designed to promote active learning, on physician prescription behavior (quality of prescriptions) and patient outcomes in the study sites. The study is sponsored by the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative for Infection and Immunity (MI4)

Opportunities and barriers to implementing antibiotic stewardship in low and middle-income countries: Lessons from a mixed-methods study in a tertiary care hospital in Ethiopia.

Our presentations at 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in Madrid, Spain (April 2018)

AMP-ID at the 4th Annual McGill Summer Institute for Infectious Diseases and Global Health:

Key publications from AMP-ID team members
  • Implementation of quality management for clinical bacteriology in low-resource settings; May 2017; Clinical Microbiology and Infection 23(7)
  • The Art of Writing and Implementing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Laboratories in Low-Resource Settings: Review of Guidelines and Best Practices; November 2016; PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 10(11):e0005053