set to define the local challenges and needs for understanding the home as a source of infection through AMR dust-born bacteria

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a term used to describe disease-causing organisms that have evolved to survive medicines that have been designed to kill them or stop their growth and is recognised as one of the most important global issues for human and animal health.

The home environment, with dust as a major carrier, is becoming a possible source where AMR bacteria exist. The extent of, which is driven by local practices within the household and other environmental factors.

The aim of this workshop is to gather local and national needs and objectives relating to bacterial infections in the home environment; in order to scope of future international research in the area of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

The workshop will explore how we can develop an understanding of the home as a source of infection through carriage of AMR bacteria carried by dust, by exploring hygiene practices across different home environments in Ghana and the UK and by employing and combining innovative design research methods with microbiology data.

Date: 2nd of February 2017
Location: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Accra, Ghana