The Pandemic Within the Pandemic

BY: Loice Achieng Ombajo – Fear of COVID-19 is driving increased over-the-counter (OTC) sales and in-hospital prescriptions of antibiotics – and fueling a silent pandemic in its wake. Globally, antibiotic use in hospitals has surged since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though studies show that only 8% of patients admitted to hospital with …

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Loice Ombajo

Loice Ombajo Aspen New Voices Fellow 2021

Loice Achieng Ombajo is an infectious disease specialist and senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi Department of Medicine. She chairs Kenya’s national working group on antimicrobial stewardship. She also heads the Infectious Disease Unit at the Kenyatta National Hospital and leads the case management subcommittee at the National Task Force on COVID-19.  She is …

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