Global action on drug resistant infections is not happening at the scale and urgency required. Kate Woodhead RGN DMS highlights the findings of a report by the Wellcome Trust, which identifies the need to educate on antimicrobial resistance.
An interesting report from the Wellcome Trust recently identified crucial elements of the messages about antimicrobial resistance communications with the public. The Trust reports that the work, to date, has had insufficient impact and they have therefore set out to test some of the messages and how they affect the public and particularly decision makers in politics, business and civil society.
As global action needs to happen, the research was undertaken by interviewing experts and the public in seven countries. It is a fascinating report, one which should be understood by a wide range of healthcare professionals because we are all responsible for educating and informing the public and our patients. We need to be as clear as possible in our communications. The report Reframing Resistance1 helps us to do that effectively.
The public message testing was undertaken in seven countries (UK, US Germany, Japan, India, Thailand and Kenya) to ensure a broad range of perspectives, which cover both the global north and south. They were also chosen as key hubs of international influence on antimicrobial resistance, major contributors to global antibiotic consumption and countries with notably improving and worsening levels of antibiotic consumption.
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