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Community dialogues

Project summary

We adapted and piloted the Community Dialogue Approach (CDA) for addressing antibiotic resistance in Bangladesh. We set out to explore whether the CDA can be embedded into the existing health system and community infrastructure of Bangladesh. We did so by conducting a systematic review and an exploratory mixed methods study, and undertaking a rigorous process of intervention development in collaboration with policy and community stakeholders. We piloted the CDA in the catchment areas of five Community Clinics (which provide primary healthcare to around 30,000 people in total) and assessed its feasibility and acceptability to a range of stakeholders.

Who we are

University of Leeds, UK: Dr Rebecca King (PI), Professor James Newell, Dr Joseph Hicks, Dr Mahua Das, Dr Helen Elsey

ARK Foundation, Bangladesh: Professor Rumana Huque, Fariza Fieroze, Sameena Huque, Zunayad Al-Azdi

Malaria Consortium, UK: Christian Rassi, Muhammad Shafique, Prudence Hamade

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