Public knowledge, attitudes and practices related to antibiotic use and resistance in Singapore: a cross-sectional population survey

  16 September 2021

The WHO’s Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) includes increasing overall public awareness of appropriate antibiotic use and resistance as a key priority area. We aimed to measure public knowledge, attitudes and practices of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in Singapore, as well as their healthcare-seeking behaviours relating to respiratory illnesses, providing baseline data against which to measure the progress of future interventions.

This study presents important information about population perceptions towards antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in Singapore. Results from this study emphasise the importance of effective public communication strategies to promote responsible antibiotic use locally and should be used to inform future implementation of programmes and activities as laid out in Singapore’s National Strategic Action Plan on AMR.

Further reading: BMJ Open
Author(s): Jane M Lim, Minh Cam Duong, Alex R Cook, Li Yang Hsu, Clarence C Tam
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