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The ADEPT Tool

A Mobile Health Tool to Improve Antibiotics Stewardship Among Village Doctors in Bangladesh

The ADEPT Tool

This study is a partnership between the University of Utah, the University of Florida, and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). Diarrheal diseases are among the leading cause of death in children worldwide, most of which occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, antimicrobials are often overused in the management of diarrheal illness worldwide. Thus, there is a need for clinical decision-support tools to inform clinical management and promote antimicrobial stewardship. In particular, frontline healthcare providers in rural areas, such as village doctors in Bangladesh, often have inadequate knowledge of the basis of antimicrobial use and may benefit greatly from guidance. Our overarching goal is to build a customized eCDST (Accessible Diarrhea Etiology Prediction Tool, ADEPT) to support rural healthcare providers, such as village doctors, in managing pediatric diarrhea.

Funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R21-HD109819)

A health facility in the Sitakunda Upazila in Bangladesh
A health facility in the Sitakunda Upazila in Bangladesh

Melissa Watt, PhD



Daniel Leung, MD
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Rural Bangladesh (Sitakunda Sub-district, Chattogram Division)

Diarrheal diseases; antimicrobial stewardship; clinical decision support tools; mHealth applications; pediatric diarrhea; rural healthcare providers