Designing and Evaluating Complex One Health Interventions21 July 2023 London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine https://lshtm.ac.uk/themes/custom/lshtm/images/lshtm-logo-black.png
Agricultural communities are primary stakeholders in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as they face a dual challenge of having weak health systems with limited access to medical and veterinary services, and experience high levels of antibiotic misuse and overuse in humans and animals.
The community setting presents unique challenges due to its vast and market-driven healthcare environment, as well as the vested interests of multiple actors involved. Consequently, different stewardship approaches and purposeful intervention designs and evaluation techniques are necessary.
To address these complex issues comprehensively, the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)’s multi-country research consortium, known as known as ‘AgriAMU’, together with LSHTM’s AMR Centre and the Centre for Evaluation, hosted a workshop which brought together 46 participants from 26 disciplines and eight countries over two days.
The workshop was conceived of as a platform to explore the design, implementation, and evaluation of such complex and holistic interventions, facilitating knowledge exchange among experts from LSHTM's AMR Centre, the Centre for Evaluation and researchers from the AgriAMU consortium.
Key recommendations from the workshop aim to ensure that interventions are better tailored, implemented, and evaluated to effectively combat AMR while considering the interconnectedness of human and animal health.
LSHTM's short and specifically designed courses provide the opportunity for intensive study in specialised topics.
These courses enable participants to refresh their skills and keep up to date with the latest research and knowledge in public and global health.