Community exposure assessment to anti-microbial resistance (AMR); case study of Malawi

Taonga Mwapasa, Madalitso Mphasa, Derek Cocker, Nicholas Feasey, Tracy Morse

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Abstract

Anti-microbial resistance is currently one of the greatest global health threat (CDC, 2020, WHO, 2020). Efforts have previously focused on the healthcare sector through antibiotic stewardship and surveillance (Cueni, 2020). Poor water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices and infrastructure contribute to the transmission of resistant bacteria (Iskandar et al., 2020). Low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) such as Malawi have pre-existing WASH challenges, which increase the risk of population exposure to AMR (Cassivi et al., 2020). There is an existing knowledge gap regarding the
prevalence of AMR in the wider community environment (Ahammad et al., 2018).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2021
EventUNC Water and Health : Where policy meets Practice - Virtual
Duration: 4 Oct 20218 Oct 2021

Conference

ConferenceUNC Water and Health
Period4/10/218/10/21

Keywords

  • antimicrobial resistance
  • global health
  • sanitation and hygiene

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