Developing home cleaning intervention through community engagement to reduce infections and antimicrobial resistance in Ghanaian homes

  30 June 2023

Globally Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) constitutes a health crisis, particularly in developing countries, where infectious disease are commonly fatal. There is clear evidence for microbial exposure and infection transmission within the home. Personal and environmental hygiene are the best ways of reducing household infections thus decreasing the need for antibiotics and consequently diminishing AMR. Despite this being an obvious step, research efforts to understand the home environment and its impact on AMR, cleaning and possible interventions on household cleaning are limited.

Further reading: Nature Scientific Reports
Author(s): Emmanuel Tsekleves, Dziedzom de Souza, Roger Pickup, Collins Ahorlu & Andy Darby
Effective Surveillance  


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Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre


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