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Mitigating AMR using implementation research: a development funder’s approach

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The article titled "Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) using Implementation Research: A Development Funder's Approach" discusses how a development funder can contribute to reducing the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance using implementation research. Dr. Mirfin Mpundu, ReAct Africa, contributed to the article as one of the co-authors published in JAC - Antimicrobial Resistance, Oxford Academic.

The authors highlight the need for a multi-disciplinary approach involving:

  • researchers
  • policymakers
  • healthcare professionals and
  • community engagement

to address the problem of antimicrobial resistance.

The article outlines the development funder’s approach to supporting implementation research, which includes:

  • funding research studies
  • strengthening research capacity in low- and middle-income countries
  • promoting collaboration and partnerships and
  • supporting knowledge translation and dissemination.

The authors also discuss several case studies that illustrate the success of this approach in different countries, highlighting the importance of contextualizing interventions and involving communities in research. The article concludes by emphasizing the need for sustained investment in implementation research to address the complex problem of antimicrobial resistance.

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