Status of Resistance
The most urgent antibiotic resistance problems identified by APUA-Georgia members are:

  • Lack of surveillance of antibiotic use and resistance
  • Lack of microbiological lab capacity/ lab training/ diagnostic toolswas founded in February of 2003. It was founded in affiliation with the Service of

Chapter Overview
APUA-Georgia was founded in February of 2003. It was founded in affiliation with the Service of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy by the members of the Infectious Disease Department of Tbilisi Medical Academy. The chapter’s membership includes physicians from the Scientific Research Institute of Pediatrics, as well as the Sepsis Research Center and the Center of Infectious Pathology

Chapter Objectives and Priorities

  • Implementing periodic training of heath care workers who are eligible to prescribe drugs.
  • Encouraging the involvement of national and international agencies in technical training, education and research related to the prudent use of antibiotics.
  • Facilitating research on antimicrobial prescribing in children with respiratory tract infections in Georgia.
  • Developing the national antibiotic guidelines to assist individual health and veterinary institutions to formulate local antibiotic guidelines.
  • Requiring that antibiotics used for therapeutic purpose in humans and animals not to be used as growth promoters or prophylactic agents in animal feed.

Chapter Activities

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  • Antimicrobial resistance surveillance system on national level
  • Patient education
  • Prescriber training
  • Distribution of written materials

*The chapter produces a periodic publication for physicians entitled the Bulletin of Antimicrobial Therapy.  To go to an index of items posted on the APUA-Georgia website, click here:

  • Prepared new national guidelines presented at the May 31, 2008 at the APUA-Georgia conference:
    • Guideline for the management of bacterial meningitis
    • Guideline for the management of nosocomial pneumonia
  • Recent studies include:
    • MRSA carriage in children
    • Antimicrobial activity of polymyxin B against non-fermentative Gram-negative bacteria in Georgia
    • ESBL in Georgia
  • ESCMID and APUA-Georgia, APUA-Azerbaijan and APUA-Italy international workshop for Caucasian Countries, October 2007

Chapter Leadership

Nina Kandelaki, M.D., Medical University
Manana Makhviladze, M.D., Medical University
Tengiz Telia, M.D., Center of Infectious Pathology
Kvitaishvili George, Center of Infectious Pathology
Tamar Davitasvili, M.D., Center of Infectious Pathology
Read more about this chapter in the APUA Clinical Newsletter Vol. 30. No. 2.