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Anti-Microbial Resistance in Global Perspective

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Provides an accessible introduction to the mechanics of international development and global health text.

  • Serves useful for policy-makers and students across a wide range of disciplines.

  • Demonstrates the systemic nature of AMR and the gains that can be made through improved Infection Prevention Control and direct engagement of laboratory testing in antibiotic prescribing.

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access.

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction to Antimicrobial Resistance and the Maternal Sepsis Intervention

    • Louise Ackers, Gavin Ackers-Johnson, Joanne Welsh, Daniel Kibombo, Samuel Opio
    Pages 1-9Open Access
  3. Autonomy, Evidence and Methods in Global Health

    • Louise Ackers, Gavin Ackers-Johnson, Joanne Welsh, Daniel Kibombo, Samuel Opio
    Pages 11-36Open Access
  4. The Impact of the Maternal Sepsis Intervention

    • Louise Ackers, Gavin Ackers-Johnson, Joanne Welsh, Daniel Kibombo, Samuel Opio
    Pages 37-52Open Access
  5. Infection Prevention Control (IPC) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

    • Louise Ackers, Gavin Ackers-Johnson, Joanne Welsh, Daniel Kibombo, Samuel Opio
    Pages 53-80Open Access
  6. The Role of Microbiology Testing in Controlling Infection and Promoting Antimicrobial Stewardship

    • Louise Ackers, Gavin Ackers-Johnson, Joanne Welsh, Daniel Kibombo, Samuel Opio
    Pages 81-102Open Access
  7. Task Shifting, Midwifery Empowerment and the Nascence of Clinical Pharmacy

    • Louise Ackers, Gavin Ackers-Johnson, Joanne Welsh, Daniel Kibombo, Samuel Opio
    Pages 103-127Open Access
  8. Change Processes: Multi-Disciplinary Teamwork

    • Louise Ackers, Gavin Ackers-Johnson, Joanne Welsh, Daniel Kibombo, Samuel Opio
    Pages 129-143Open Access
  9. The Knowledge Creation and Transfer Mechanism

    • Louise Ackers, Gavin Ackers-Johnson, Joanne Welsh, Daniel Kibombo, Samuel Opio
    Pages 145-160Open Access
  10. Conclusions: Capturing, Sustaining, Spreading and Researching Change

    • Louise Ackers, Gavin Ackers-Johnson, Joanne Welsh, Daniel Kibombo, Samuel Opio
    Pages 161-177Open Access
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 179-191

About this book

‘The Maternal Sepsis Intervention has had a profound impact on maternal mortality and antibiotic use whilst also reducing hospital costs. The Ministry of Health is keen to explore opportunities to extending the lessons learnt and integrate them in national policy-making.'

-Dr. Richard Mugahi, Ministry of Health, Uganda.

This open access book provides an accessible introduction to the mechanics of international development and global health text for policy-makers and students across a wide range of disciplines. Antimicrobial resistance is a major threat to the well-being of patients and health systems the world over. In fragile health systems so challenged, on a day-today basis, by the overwhelming burden of both infectious and non-communicable disease, it is easy to overlook the impacts of AMR. The Maternal Sepsis Intervention, focusing on a primary cause of maternal death in Uganda, demonstrates the systemic nature of AMR and the gains that can be made through improved Infection Prevention Control and direct engagement of laboratory testing in antibiotic prescribing.


Keywords

  • AMR
  • global health
  • Uganda
  • antibiotics
  • Infection Prevention Control
  • health worker behavior
  • midwives
  • Global Point Prevalence Survey
  • public health facilities
  • public health policy
  • Open Access

Reviews

‘The Maternal Sepsis Intervention has had a profound impact on maternal mortality and antibiotic use whilst also reducing hospital costs. The Ministry of Health is keen to explore opportunities to extending the lessons learnt and integrate them in national policy-making.'
(-Dr. Richard Mugahi, Ministry of Health, Uganda.)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Global Social Justice, University of Salford, Salford, UK

    Louise Ackers

  • University of Salford, Salford, UK

    Gavin Ackers-Johnson, Joanne Welsh

  • Infectious Disease Institute, Kampala, Uganda

    Daniel Kibombo

  • Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda, Kampala, Uganda

    Samuel Opio

About the authors

Louise Ackers holds a Chair in Global Social Justice at the University of Salford, UK, and has recently been appointed as a consultant for the World Health Organization.

Gavin Ackers-Johnson is Researcher at the University of Salford, UK.

Joanne Welsh is Researcher at the University of Salford, UK.

Samuel Opio is Secretary General of the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda.

Daniel Kibombo is a Microbiologist at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital and the Infectious Disease Institute.




Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)