Behavior-change interventions to improve antimicrobial stewardship in human health, animal health, and livestock agriculture: A systematic review

  24 May 2023

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an economic, food security, and global health threat accelerated by a multitude of factors including the overuse and misuse of antimicrobials in the human health, animal health, and agriculture sectors. Given the rapid emergence and spread of AMR and the relative lack of development of new antimicrobials or alternative therapies, there is a need to develop and implement non-pharmaceutical AMR mitigation policies and interventions that improve antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) practices across all sectors where antimicrobials are used. We conducted a systematic literature review per the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines to identify peer-reviewed studies that described behavior-change interventions that aimed to improve AMS and/or reduce inappropriate antimicrobial use (AMU) among human health, animal health, and livestock agriculture stakeholders. 

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Author(s): Jessica Craig, Rachel Sadoff, Sarah Bennett, Felix Bahati, Wendy Beauvais
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Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition

Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre


JSS University


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