Community Arts Against Antibiotic Resistance in Nepal (CARAN)

Started Date:September 01 2017 Completed Date:July 31 2019


Community Arts Against Antibiotic Resistance in Nepal (CARAN)

Categories :

Participatory research

Completed

BACKGROUND

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.

 

METHODOLOGY EMPLOYED

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.

 

PROJECT OUTCOMES

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