Engaging Antimicrobial Resistance in Africa: Towards interdisciplinary approaches amongst the social sciences, humanities, and natural and medical sciences. 

Tuesday, 8 November, 2016, 9.30 – 17.00, Blåsenhus, Room 12:004, Uppsala University

Watch this event live from Uppsala on 8th November, including a talk from LSHTM’s Clare Chandler who will present on ‘Beyond Behaviour: Engaging social sciences in addressing AMR’. The morning session will be broadcast live at: https://connect.sunet.se/uu_engaging_amr/


This symposium and workshop is intended to elicit multiple disciplinary perspectives upon the facts and meanings of antimicrobial resistance in African contexts. It asks participants to engage in imagining and developing interdisciplinary approaches for producing new knowledge, insights and responses to what has been framed as a looming 21st century crisis. What opportunities are there for the social sciences and humanities to offer critical as well as practical contributions in a field that is thus far dominated by medical and natural sciences?

 

Schedule

9.30
The global crisis of antimicrobial resistance and the world´s response
Otto Cars, Professor, Dept. of Medical Sciences
Uppsala University and Founding Director, ReACT

10:00
Beyond Behaviour: Engaging social sciences in addressing AMR
Clare Chandler, Associate Professor in Medical Anthropology, Dept. of Global Health & Development
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

10:30
Antimicrobial medicine use in under-five febrile illness: Lessons from private drug shops in rural Uganda
Freddy Kitutu, PhD Candidate, International Maternal and Child Health
Uppsala University and Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda

10:50
Fika/break

11:10
Antibiotic prescription and use: Experiences from Eastern Region Ghana
Britt Pinkowski Tersbøl, Associate Professor, Dept. of Public Healt
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

11:40
A One Health Approach to Antibiotic Resistance in the Interface of Humans, Animals and the Environment
Josef Järhult, Researcher, Dept. Medical Sciences and Zoonosis Science Center
Uppsala University

12:10
Introducing the Uppsala Antibiotic Centre
Cecilia Nilsson, Project Coordinator
Uppsala Antibiotic Center

12:30
Lunch

13.45
Roundtable: Interdisciplinary approaches to AMR in Africa, what ways forward?

14:45
Fika/break

15.00
1:1 collaboration brainstorming/ research speed dating

16.15
Discussion and refreshments

17.00
End

 

For more information about this event visit http://www.afrikastudier.uu.se/en/or contact Eren Zink at afrikastudier@antro.uu.se.

 

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