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Multidrug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae necessitates surveillance. We implemented gonorrhoea surveillance in Ghana to characterise prevalence and resistance, hitherto undefined. Despite a paucity of data, gonorrhoea resistance may be predicted given contemporary indiscriminate antimicrobial usage, and stewardship, suspect antimicrobial compliance, increasing global travel and lack of laboratory infrastructure.
Gonorrhoea surveillance was executed from June 2012 to March 2013. The population encompassed a convenience sampling of patients presenting with sexually transmitted illness (STI) symptoms to participating clinics in Accra and Takoradi, Ghana. Participants provided a urine sample for NAAT testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea. The LightMix kits to detect N gonorrhoeae (TIB MOLBIOL, Berlin, Germany) and Chlamydia trachomatis …
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