SYMPOSIUM | Mass Drug Administration and Antimicrobial Resistance, Feb 2019

We are pleased to announce that the LSHTM AMR Centre, together with the MARCH and Malaria Centres will jointly hold the Mass Drug Administration and Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium in Keppel Street, LSHTM on 20 February 2019.


Mass Drug Administration is an intervention proposed to reduce morbidity and mortality of entire populations. While this holds promise for achieving health targets, with arguments that it will stimulate economic growth, the approach is not without its challenges. Critiques of the ‘magic bullet’ approach of MDA observe that its other effects may be detrimental including for antimicrobial resistance. This issue is pertinent in child health, maternal health, malaria, HIV and neglected tropical diseases and chronic diseases. It is pertinent in both human and animal health interventions. This symposium will bring together academics from a range of health topics and scientific disciplines to discuss the state of evidence, and draw out a future integrated research agenda that addresses the imperatives of these different concerns. If you are interested to present please email


Date: Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Venue: John Snow, Keppel Street

Please book it in your calendars


More details to follow