Special Issue "Social Dimensions of Antibiotic Resistance in Asia - a One Health Perspective"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.
Interests: antibiotic resistance; vaccine-preventable diseases; maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health; complex interventions; behaviour change; public health
Interests: the acceptability of novel influenza vaccine technologies; implementation of novel antibiotic resistance surveillance for humans and livestock; decentralizing diabetes and hypertension care in Eswatini; implementing a critical registry in South and South East Asia
2. Centre for Tropical Medicine & Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Interests: bioethics; community engagement; public engagement; antimicrobial resistance; AMR
Antibiotic resistance is a global public health concern, and a particular threat in Asia, where the burden of infectious disease remains high, and antibiotic access and use has increased dramatically. The largest volume of antibiotics is used in agriculture, with little monitoring or regulation. In the human domain, antibiotics are often provided without health providers following diagnostic guidelines; they are also sold widely over-the-counter, and taken in inappropriate doses. These practices are entwined with the social, cultural and economic context in which they are found. They also have clear implications for the development and spread of antibiotic resistance. Understanding the social dimensions of these practices is crucial to designing effective interventions to mitigate the threat of antibiotic resistance.
With a view to learning lessons for interventions, this Special Issue will explore the social dimensions of antibiotic resistance in Asia, taking a One Health perspective, looking at antibiotic use in different sectors as well as across whole systems.
Dr. Sonia Lewycka
Dr. Christopher Pell
Prof. Dr. Phaik Yeong Cheah
Manuscript Submission Information
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- antibiotic use
- antibiotic resistance
- One Health