Nana Kofi Quakyi of the Aurum Institute in Ghana will develop an AI-powered decision support tool for antibiotic prescribers to improve appropriate antimicrobial usage and combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Ghana. AMR is a major public health concern, with the highest mortality rates occurring in Africa. To address this, Ghana's National Action Plan for Antimicrobial Use and Resistance (2018) identified the need for support tools that provide personalized, adaptable, and context-sensitive recommendations. They will develop an interactive, AI-powered clinical decision support tool that allows prescribers to enter prompts, respond to system queries, and receive personalized, real-time antibiotic prescribing recommendations, such as drug, dosage, and duration of administration. The model will be trained with a comprehensive dataset consisting of clinical guidelines, research data, expert opinions, and surveillance evidence that has been reviewed for its representativeness. The proposal includes field testing, iterative refinement, and engagement with stakeholders to ensure effectiveness and scalability.
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