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What is your understanding of the social factors behind AMR?

A short video about the history of antimicrobial resistance and the social factors that impact AMR followed by a discussion informed by participants.

In this video, Sameed Shariq provides us with a brief overview of the history of antibiotic use and the driving forces behind the growing rates of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The video also introduces the intersectional approach which, in the context of AMR, recognises that the factors influencing behaviour do not exist in isolation but are connected. Through understanding these factors and the intersections between them, we can better understand the ways they impact the drug resistance issue. This is largely based on the research paper led by Dr. Esmita Charani, which is available here.

In the comments below please let us know:

What social factors could impact how people use antibiotics where you are?

Use the following bullet points to expand on your answer:

  • What intersectional factors could limit people’s access to adequate information and access to antibiotics?
  • How do these intersectional factors influence people’s behaviour towards the use of antibiotics?
  • How could such behaviour lead to AMR?

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Once you’ve participated in the discussion, click ‘next’ to progress to “Applying Social Sciences Methods to Tackle AMR”. You can return to the discussion at any point.

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Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance: A Social Science Approach

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