In February 2020 we held our first international workshop of the COMBAT AMR in Africa Network titled "Global threat yet local problem - antimicrobial resistance in sub-Saharan Africa" at the Hirsch Institute of Tropical Medicine in Asella, Ethiopia.
University Teaching Hospital of Butare
CHUB is a 500-bed hospital located in the city of Huye in Rwanda’s Southern Province. It serves a population of over 3.7 million in the Southern Province plus some districts of the Western Province which are about 90% rural. The pathology department (laboratory) of CHUB is the oldest in the country. During the colonial period, it was the only reference laboratory for Rwanda, Urundi (Burundi) and Congo Belge (Democratic Republic of Congo). The pathology department of CHUB is the only one that can perform susceptibility testing in the Southern and Western Provinces.
Djibril Mbarushimana MD, MMed
University of Rwanda
College of Medicine and Health Sciences
Head of Pathology Department at CHUB
Junior Lecturer at School of Medicine and Pharmacy