Back in March 2023 the University of Leeds hosted COSTAR team members from Bangladesh and Nepal for a mid-project writing workshop which gave us a whole week to focus on publications. Here our Research fellow, Dr Lidis Garbovan, shares her experiences of the workshop.
The COSTAR (Community Solutions to Antimicrobial Resistance) is now entering it’s delivery phase where community dialogues will be held across Bangladesh to discuss AMR at community level. This is a huge undertaking and requires the training of several layers of facilitators to ensure the community dialogue approach (CDA) can be successfully embedded into existing structures. Over the summer members of COSTAR team convened in Bangladesh to deliver the first of these training workshops. Here Helen Hawkings (Malaria Consortium) reflects on the training process and adaptations made from the pilot study.
In a previous blog piece about Articulating PV into the CDA, colleagues from the ARK team in Bangladesh reflected on the process of conducting PV workshops with people in the community. This blog is a continuation of the reflections on the process, written by our colleague, M.I.Shuvo from the ARK Foundation, who led the workshop. The highlights of this piece are the challenges of shooting PV in rainy seasons and remote terrains and how the participants overcame these and the enthusiastic sharing of the films with local community members.
In this blog, Basudev Bhattarai (HERD International Intervention Coordinator) will share reflections on how community members from two wards in the Kapilvastu district of Nepal were able to tell stories from their own communities and what could be the possible impacts of their works.
While CE4AMR’s work is focused on drivers of AMR within the health of humans and domesticated animals, one might ask the question “What is the place of wildlife in AMR?”. In this blog, CE4AMR Research Fellow, Jess Mitchell, talks about her recent trip to Uganda, where she investigated community perceptions of AMR drivers which could impact wildlife health. Let’s see what she’s got to say!
On October 24th CE4AMR team members Nichola Jones and Jessica Mitchell attended the Antibiotic Research UK’s annual mini-symposium in London. This ‘in conversation’ blog summarises the themes of an after-dinner chat between Jess and Nichola as they reflected on the work shown at the conference and how it compares to their LMIC-based projects. Whilst the breadth of research presented was incredibly exciting, both felt that that there was great potential for CE to make more of a contribution to AMR research and practice.