Combating drug resistance through better governance of unregulated antimicrobial sellers in Cambodia: addressing stakeholder connections & perceptions

The research proposed here is for a 20-month Foundation grant applying innovative methods to understand, and develop strategies to address unresolved challenges relating to governance of a poorly characterised segment of the health system – unregulated, for-profit drug sellers. We focus on a high priority global health issue, inappropriate dispensing of antimicrobials (AMs), in one of the world’s Least Developed Countries: Cambodia. Cambodia serves as an important case study with wider relevance because, like many other countries in the region and those whose health systems have been weakened by conflict, it has experienced a massive growth in unregulated, for-profit healthcare providers.

LSHTM lead investigator: Mishal Khan
Funding: HSRI
Location: Cambodia