Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a threat to global health. It occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites evolve to no longer respond to medicine. This makes infections harder to treat, increasing medical costs and mortality. Inappropriate use of antibiotics accelerates the development of AMR.
The AMR Intervention Development and Forecasting Collaboration is a stakeholder-informed megastudy of behavioural interventions designed to improve behaviours that reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Megastudies involve a large number of contemporaneous treatment groups to provide an apples-to-apples comparison of interventions. To maximise impact, we involve stakeholders and academic experts at the design and evaluation stages, and offer co-authorship or consortium credit for participation.
The Intervention Development and Forecasting Collaboration is organized by Cinla Akinci (University of St Andrews), Simon McCabe (Aston University), Kristian Myrseth (University of York) and Conny Wollbrant (University of St Andrews).