Mass Drug Administration and Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium
The LSHTM AMR Centre, together with the MARCH and Malaria Centres will jointly hold the Mass Drug Administration and Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium in Keppel Street, LSHTM on 20 February 2019.
Mass Drug Administration is an intervention proposed to reduce morbidity and mortality of entire populations. While this holds promise for achieving health targets, with arguments that it will stimulate economic growth, the approach is not without its challenges. Critiques of the ‘magic bullet’ approach of MDA observe that its other effects may be detrimental including for antimicrobial resistance. This issue is pertinent in child health, maternal health, malaria, HIV and neglected tropical diseases and chronic diseases. It is pertinent in both human and animal health interventions. This symposium will bring together academics from a range of health topics and scientific disciplines to discuss the state of evidence, and draw out a future integrated research agenda that addresses the imperatives of these different concerns.