Professor Abhilasha Karkey
Connecting research with communities in Nepal
Antimicrobial resistance is a huge burden in Nepal, particularly in hospitals where many nosocomial infections are caused by resistant pathogens. With limited resources, little infection controls and proper guidelines in place, finding out the main risk factors helps reduce infection rates within a hospital and better target vaccination campaigns.
- Medical Microbiologist
Abhilasha Karkey is a medical microbiologist at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Kathmandu, Nepal, which is associated with the Patan Academy of Health Sciences within Patan Hospital. She is involved with several infectious disease research projects including enteric fever, central nervous system infections, hepatitis E, tuberculosis, and antibiotic resistance. Her main research includes looking at nosocomial infections and antibiotic resistance patterns within the population, as well as molecular epidemiology of enteric fever within the study population in Kathmandu.
Manandhar S. et al, (2022), JAC-antimicrobial resistance, 4
Manandhar S. et al, (2022), The Journal of hospital infection
Meiring JE. et al, (2021), The Lancet. Global health, 9, e1688 - e1696
Shakya M. et al, (2021), The Lancet. Global health, 9, e1561 - e1568
Mylona E. et al, (2021), The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, 76, 3197 - 3200