Tackling antimicrobial resistance via School

The social challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) requires immediate attention. In 2017 a collaboration between the University of Leeds (UK) and HERD International was awarded funding to pilot test the ability of participatory video methods to explore AMR in Nepal. Following this, it was requested that films be shared with school students. The reasoning being that AMR-aware children could influence antibiotic purchasing and usage decisions within their homes thus impacting certain behaviors which are known to drive AMR. Specifically, this funding will allow the community engagement methods developed in our original project to tackle AMR to be utilized and evaluated on children. The project will also support more comprehensive efforts in Nepal to include young children in social decision-making, as children’s outputs will be shared with their local communities, including policymakers.

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