GSL co-publishes editorial in the WHO Bulletin discussing the inclusion of social sciences in AMR research

Title card for WHO Bulletin editorial

On December 10, GSL Director Steven Hoffman and GSL Investigator Susan Rodgers Van Katwyk co-published an editorial in the WHO Bulletin discussing the inclusion of social scientists in AMR research with 10 of our International Network for AMR Social Science (INAMRSS) colleagues.

In the article, the authors argue that AMR is not merely a medical problem but a social one as well which requires the input from social scientists. INAMRSS strongly recommends several coordinated initiatives to better identify and implement valuable social science insights to support and inform much-needed action against antimicrobial resistance:

1) tracking inputs and outputs of social science research

2) including social scientists in antimicrobial resistance research teams

3) exploring social science interventions to address antimicrobial resistance at the individual, population and systemic levels.

4) identifying key requirements for infrastructure support and international coordination

5) using the data generated above to appropriately fund social science research.

Read the full editorial here.


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