Wellcome Report Outlines Strategies To Better Communicate Issues Surrounding Drug Resistance

Becker’s Hospital Review: 5 ways to improve global understanding of antimicrobial resistance
“The world has not taken enough action to address antimicrobial resistance in part due to limited understanding and support from the general public, according to a new report from the nonprofit research charity Wellcome … For the report, researchers examined existing data and resources to understand how the world is addressing antimicrobial resistance, reviewed media outlets to understand how the issue is being covered, and interviewed health experts on antimicrobial resistance…” (Bean, 10/29).

CIDRAP News: Experts urge better antimicrobial resistance messaging
“…The report … concludes that while antibiotic resistance has gained political traction in recent years, few concrete steps have been taken, in part because the public is not championing the issue and forcing governments to act. And one of the reasons for the lack of public engagement is that stakeholders haven’t effectively communicated the dangers of antimicrobial resistance in a way that makes sense or conveys the urgency of the problem…” (Dall, 10/29).

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