Evidence has shown that antibiotic resistance (ABR) is a growing threat to public health in Nepal. This project proposes to develop and pilot test an innovative intervention using community-led solutions to address the problem of antibiotic misuse at the level of individuals, households, communities, and district and national policymakers. This will directly support the delivery of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, in particular, SDG 3: ‘ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all
OBJECTIVES OF OUR PROJECT
- Identify critical barriers to preventing and controlling ABR at the individual, household and community levels
- To enable communities to identify solutions to overcome these barriers
- To present the identified issues and solutions in the form of documentary films and comics to the community, district and national level stakeholders for maximum impact.
Our project envisioned a unique blend of humanities, social sciences and public health approaches, which encompass the following methodologies:
- Participatory-video-based intervention – Participants learning on film making, where participants are trained on film making and developed their own videos on the challenges they face in the communities in regards to antibiotic resistance (ABR) which will be used to raise awareness.
- Participatory approach – This included a series of workshops where participants were introduced to the issue of antibiotic resistance and multiple activities were conducted to extract information on the issue of ABR in their communities.
1) Knowledge on sociocultural, political and economic issues affecting antibiotic misuse
2) Knowledge on the process of developing a community led intervention
3) Films appropriate to the local context, health education and advocacy campaigns on antibiotic resistance
PROJECT Focal person and team members
This project’s focal person is Ms. Abriti Arjyal
Associated Team Members
Abriti ArjyalResearch Manager: Qualitative and Multidisciplinary Science
Key Expertise Ms. Abriti Arjyal works as Research Manager – Multidisciplinary Qualitative Research – at HERD International and has experience in the area of public health, health system and service delivery research, social science and gender, and equity. She is an emerging young researcher with more than seven years of experience leading formative and operational field studies, evaluation studies, and literature reviews, with expertise in design and implementation of qualitative research, and various community and participatory based approaches. She has sound knowledge [...]Learn more
Private: Ashim ShresthaProject Officer - Audio Visual and Communication
Personal Bio Ashim Shrestha is filmmaking enthusiast who joined HERD INTERNATIONAL as filmmaker and researcher for CARAN (Community Arts Against Antibiotic Resistance in Nepal) project. Prior to joining HERD, he worked as independent filmmaker. Work undertaken that best describes illustrates capability to handle tags assigned CARAN: (Feb 2018 to July 2019), Funded by University of Leeds. Role: Developed a CARAN introductory video, Designed Logo for Project, Coordination with the authorities in the respective sites for conducting workshop for project, designed the presentations on [...]Learn more
Sushil Chandra BaralManaging Director
Key Expertise Dr Sushil Chandra Baral is an experienced heatlh and development expert of Nepal, specialising in health systems strengthening and health policy and planning at the national and international level. He has twenty five years of experience in health systems and services, health policy and planning, operational research and social development sector in developing countries context. He has got considerable professional experience in health system, health policy and planning, health service delivery, health research and programme management. He has [...]Learn more