REPRODUCTIVE, MATERNAL, NEWBORN AND CHILD HEALTH (ReMARCH) RESEARCH UNIT
Harnessing genomics to unravel the evolution and transmission of resistant bacteria among (pregnant) women, neonates and children
Lead Researcher: Dr Luria Leslie Founou
Researcher: Dr Martin Kuete
ReMARCH is focused on clinical and laboratory research that will improve the health and wellbeing of mothers and their babies as well as children.
Our work includes improvement and behavioural science, clinical trials, and laboratory work, with an emphasis on improving the detection, prevention, management and outcomes of serious infections in pregnant women, neonates and children.
In fact, we do not know the optimal management of resistant infectious diseases in these vulnerable populations in our context, how to interrupt transmission of resistant pathogens to them through targeted WASH strategies, nor how best to steward our antimicrobials to mitigate AMR spread while ensuring wellbeing at all ages.
The ReMARCH group will address these knowledge gaps.
Our current projects are:
- Mapping Streptococcus agalactiae ecology and evolution using Genomics
- Understanding the transmission dynamics of ESBL-Enterobacterales between mother-baby dyads, healthcare workers the environment