‘red and yellow’ and ‘two colours medicine’

Both terms are used by communities in Ghana and Mozambique to describe amoxicillin capsules! –> The physical appearance of antibiotics = an unexplored tool to nudge responsible antibiotic use? From: Afari-Asiedu et al. 2020 and Torres et al. 2020.

Lancet Global Health publication!

Congratulations to the ABACUS team for their new publication! The global battle against antibiotic resistance can only succeed if local contexts are taken into account. “A tailored approach is needed in each country,” says Heiman Wertheim of Radboud university medical center. “There is no “one-size-fits-all’ solution.” This was the main finding of a study onContinue reading “Lancet Global Health publication!”

Looking for a postdoctoral qualitative researcher!

We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral qualitative researcher for the ABACUS II project! The postdoc position is at the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health of the University of Oxford, United-Kingdom. ABACUS II is an ambitious project with partners in eight countries (including three African, three Asian and two European countries) aiming toContinue reading “Looking for a postdoctoral qualitative researcher!”

Report ‘Addressing antibiotic use: insights from social science around the world’

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major threat to global health and economies, the harmful effects of which are disproportionately experienced by those living in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Tackling this complex problem requires multidisciplinary and multisectoral responses. In the last few years, there has been a growing acknowledgement of the vital role of socialContinue reading “Report ‘Addressing antibiotic use: insights from social science around the world’”


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