What is it about?

Antibiotic resistance is a serious threat to the human population everywhere. However, less attention is given to its concern in sub-Saharan Africa including Ethiopia. There is an information gap concerning antibiotic resistance and its pattern in Wolaita Sodo University Teaching Referral Hospital. This study is aimed at investigating the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in the study area.

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Why is it important?

Literature reveals that the rate of AMR varies from region to region and hospital to hospital . Wolaita Sodo University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital is a government hospital that provides general outpatient and inpatient services including medical, surgical, pediatric, psychiatric, ophthalmic, gynecological, and obstetric emergency cares. Annual patient volume is around 200,000. There is no evidence of published work in the literature regarding the burden of antibiotic resistance at this hospital. The current study is aimed at retrospectively investigating the antibiotic resistance pattern of bacteria isolated from different specimens to the commonly prescribed antibiotics at the hospital.


the antibiotic resistance has been posing and will continue to pretense even more challenges to the public health in the study area unless proportional interventions are considered. In order to reveal impact and routes of antibiotic resistance, further studies including resistant gene identification should be conducted. The reasonable recommendations would comprise enthusiastic implementation of infection control protocols and antibiotic stewardship augmented with interdisciplinary collaboration of health care providers.

Temesgen Anjulo
Wolaita Sodo University

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This page is a summary of: Burden of Antibiotic Resistance at Wolaita Sodo University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, BioMed Research International, June 2022, Hindawi Publishing Corporation,
DOI: 10.1155/2022/7272024.
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