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Antimicrobial resistance in the Urban Infant Foodscape project

The aim of the project is to quantify the burden of enteric infection in children aged 6-24 months in low-income communities in Nairobi and assess risk factors across three domains of the food system: the domestic environment, the local marketplace and the production and supply chain.

In addition, the antimicrobial resistance profile in key enteric bacterial pathogens (Escherichia coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter) cultured from children’s food and stool will be described to determine the risk factors for the carriage of antimicrobial resistance in these pathogens along the food value chain.

The data will be used to develop risk assessment models to inform locally appropriate interventions to control these pathogens and reduce foodborne disease.