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Project details: AMIS


To understand the roles and context of antimicrobials in everyday life in Tororo, Wakiso and Kampala districts of Uganda.


  • To understand the ways in which people rely on antimicrobials.
  • To understand the context for people's use of, and reliance on, antimicrobials.
  • To stimulate and observe action in response to data and research on antibiotic use via participatory research.


The AMIS Uganda project consists of three sub-studies; each sub-study focuses on a different entry point of the research in a different site, including health care in Tororo, farming in Wakiso, and urban work in Kampala.


1) Documentary analysis of relevant literature, policy documents and public health and lay public media content and materials, to contextualize ethnographic findings.

2) In-depth ethnographic fieldwork involving key informant interviews, participant observation and surveys, to understand how antibiotics are intertwined in people’s lives, with a focus on why, and how, people rely on them.

3) Stakeholder interviews to reach a better understanding of AMR policies and initiatives as well as ongoing research related to AMR.

4) Participatory research activities carried out every 3 months to provide preliminary feedback on research findings in order to elicit feedback and discussion among participants and local public health officials.