The Antimicrobials in Society (AMIS) programme at LSHTM aims to promote fresh perspectives from social research on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This seminar focussed on our ethnographic research in Thailand and Uganda, where we have been exploring the ways antibiotics are used in humans, animals and crops, and the reasons behind increasing use. The audience had the opportunity to hear snapshots from 12 field sites, introducing the social, economic and political reasons for increasing antibiotic use, along with insights into the science and policy of antibiotic use and AMR globally and locally.
The audience was invited to pose questions for discussion and to consider the value of ethnographic research in prompting new insights for addressing AMR.
See the recording of the full seminar here.