Monthly Archives: November 2019

Antimicrobial Resistance: A Global, One Health Concern

At the core of the spread of the AMR-bacteria is the relationship between humans, animals and the environment. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the issue, a ‘One Health’ approach is best suited to understanding how human behaviour, environmental degradation and antibacterial usage in animals lead to the transmission of AMR.

Raising public awareness on antibiotic resistance in Malawi: Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019

On 20th November, the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) joined the Malawi Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP), key stakeholder institutions and organisations from the private sector in commemorating Antibiotic Awareness Week in Lilongwe, Malawi. The aim of the walk was to bring awareness to the dangers of the misuse and overuse of antibiotics to the general public. The theme was ‘the future of antibiotic depends on us all’

The role of the media in the fight against antibiotic resistance: Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019

Everyone has a role to play in bringing awareness to antibiotic resistance. The media has an important role in understanding the issue of antibiotic resistance and disseminating the message accurately to the general public, potentially leading to behavioural and policy change. To kickstart World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019, Malawi’s Ministry of Health and Population, together with key stakeholders, held a press briefing event on 18 November, 2019, at the Public Health Institute of Malawi (PHIM) in Lilongwe, Malawi in a bid to increase media knowledge on antibiotic resistance and its effects as a means of increasing public awareness.

AFIDEP at the 8th African Population Conference (APC)

The 8th African Population Conference (APC) is an event that brings together scientists, policymakers, practitioners, civil society organisations, international organisations, donors and other stakeholders from Africa and across the world in the population field. The conference is organised by the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) and will be hosted by the Government of

Evidence inspires call to action and ICPD25 commitments in kick-off speeches

The much anticipated 25th convening of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) kicked off Tuesday, 12 November 2019 in Nairobi Kenya. About 6,000 delegates are attending the high-level meeting that is flanked by Heads of States, Government Ministers, Dignitaries and Representatives from across the world. Among the highlights of such an event