Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): researching problems and solutions
AMR is a growing concern globally. What is the nature of this problem, which has taken a central position on the global health stage in recent years? And how are people around the world addressing this issue? This lecture will introduce the problem of AMR as a set of microbiological, clinical, social and political problems that have precipitated a One Health response. The lecture will then focus on the key AMR driver of increasing antimicrobial use.
Drawing on social research in different countries in Africa and Asia, the infrastructural role of antibiotics will be brought to the fore, illustrating how their use in the production of animals, plants and human labour connects with wider political and economic imperatives, and how their use in anticipation of infection across health, residential and farm settings can be understood as a 'quick fix' for structural and resource inadequacies. The lecture will finish with consideration of the AMR agenda and the types of research required to provide evidence for action that can address the burden of drug resistance both today and into the future.
Professor Clare Chandler, LSHTM
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