24th October 2023

As one of the first centres in the world to be accredited via BSAC’s Global Antimicrobial Stewardship Accreditation Scheme (GAMSAS), Lagos University Teaching Hospital, in Lagos, Nigeria, has received major news coverage in their home country, with their success reported by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

Developed by BSAC and led by experts in antimicrobial stewardship (AMS), the GAMSAS initiative reviews, mentors, and accredits, hospital AMS programmes through a robust assessment process with the aim of establishing Centres of Excellence in the UK and around the world to tackle AMR by supporting the spread of effective AMS across regions and countries.

As the first hospital in a low- to middle-income country, and proud to be the first in Africa, to receive Level 2 GAMSAS accreditation, Lagos University Teaching Hospital are helping to raise the standard of healthcare by tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through its participation in the scheme. This is critically important in the region since AMR is associated with more than a million deaths every year in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Following the success of the first cohort of hospitals, BSAC is now opening the scheme for applications to join a second tranche.  Applications open from late October – 24th December 2023. For further information or to apply, please visit: ams-accredit.com


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