Matilda Emgård

UniversityUniversity of Gothenburg
DepartmentBiomedicine
DivisionInfectious diseases
PhD student
KeywordsAntimicrobial resistance, antibiotic resistance, pneumococci, pneumococcal disease, Africa South of Saharah, antimikrobiell resistens, antibiotika resistens, pneumokocker, pneumokocksjukdom, Afrika söder om Sahara

Website University of Gothenburg, in Swedish www.gu.se/forskning/susann-skovbjerg
Website University of Gothenburg, in English www.gu.se/en/research/susann-skovbjerg
Networks/thematic areasGlobal Sustainable Futures (GSF)
SDG:s3. Good health and wellbeing
RegionsSub-Saharan Africa
CountryTanzania, DR Kongo, DR Congo

Reasearch / work
Research on antibiotic resistance and antibiotic use in children in Tanzania and DR Congo. Including epidemiological studies on prevention of pneumococcal disease (pneumococcal carriage in relation to socioeconomic factors, antibiotic susceptibility and serotype distribution following introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-13)) and qualitative studies on antibiotic prescription and antibiotic use in children under five years of age.