African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5182

Full Length Research Paper

Community knowledge and attitudes on antibiotic use in Moshi Urban, Northern Tanzania: Findings from a cross sectional study

Goodluck Mbwambo
  • Goodluck Mbwambo
  • Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, P.O. Box 2240, Moshi, Tanzania.
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Basiliana Emidi
  • Basiliana Emidi
  • Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, P.O. Box 2240, Moshi, Tanzania.
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Maseke R. Mgabo
  • Maseke R. Mgabo
  • Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, P.O. Box 2240, Moshi, Tanzania.
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Geofrey Nimrod Sigall
  • Geofrey Nimrod Sigall
  • Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, P.O. Box 2240, Moshi, Tanzania.
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Debora C. Kajeguka
  • Debora C. Kajeguka
  • Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, P.O. Box 2240, Moshi, Tanzania.
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  •  Received: 08 May 2017
  •  Accepted: 29 June 2017
  •  Published: 07 July 2017

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