Managing Antimicrobial Resistance Through Behaviour Change

Managing Antimicrobial Resistance through Behaviour Change

We thank all our participants for your contributions and hope you continue the conversation online using  #UaHS2021. 

Turning Plans into Action - A post-conference webinar

Sept. 8th, 2021 at 14 pm CEST

View the recording here!


Opening: Dr Ulf Magnusson, Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Chair of the Uppsala Health Summit Programme Committee on AMR

Presentation: Dr. Koen Peeters: Professor, Socio-Ecological Health Research Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium (un) Marking the context of AMR: Case Studies from Cambodia and Vietnam”.


Dr Clare Chandler- Professor, Medical Anthropology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance Centre, LSHTM

Dr Sujith J Chandy, Professor, Clinical Pharmacology at Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, member of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on AMR.

Tracie Muraya, Policy Advisor ReAct (Action on Antibiotic Resistance) Africa and Program Officer at Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN)

The session was moderated by Dr Eva Garmendia, Project Coordinator at Uppsala Antibiotic Centre, and Dr Federica Santoro, Science Communicator, Uppsala Monitoring Centre

Post-Conference Report

In March 2021, we arranged our first digital Uppsala Health Summit. The summit, which was attended by over 600 participants from 72 countries, resulted in an impressive collection of knowledge and policy recommendations that we have compiled in a compendium of briefs.  

Download the full report, or view separate briefs from each workshop.


This report, Managing Antimicrobial Resistance Through Behaviour Change, prepared by our programme comittee, provides a summary of the overall theme and outlines the background to each workshop at upcoming the Managing Antimicrobial Resistance Through Behavior Change Summit. 

Presentations at our summit

Here you can view the plenary presentations from our summit. 

Session 1: Setting the Scene

  • Keynote Address by Professor Otto Cars, Uppsala Universitet, Founder of ReAct

  • Keynote Address by Dr Keith Sumption, Chief Veterinary Officer FAO

  • Keynote Address by Dr Dame Sally Davies, Professor, UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance

Session 2: Addressing AMR in a social, economic, and political context - approaches in research and action

  • Dr. Franck Cesar Berthe, World Bank, How to address the misuse and lack of access in low-income countries

  • Lena Hallengren, Minister of Social Affairs, Sweden

Session 3: The role of vaccines in drug resistance - adressing myths, misconceptions and opportunities for behaviour change

  • Dr. Michel Dione, ILRI: Behavioral obstacles to vaccinations in livestock – examples from Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Professor Julie Leask, University of Sydney "How to improve vaccination rates using behavioural science"

Session 4: Plenary Session 4: Improving Communications for Antimicrobial Resistance

  • Sian Williams, Wellcome Trust: Reframing Resistance

  • Dr Hathairat Kosiyaporn, Ministry of Health, Thailand

  • Sue Walker, University of Reading: Designing to Make a Difference

The Behavioral Perspective: Professor Cass Sunstein and Professor Eldar Shafir

  • Professor Cass Sunstein, Harvard University: A Feast Framework for Change

  • Professor Eldar Shafir, Princeton University. Some Comments from a Behavioural Perspective

Closing Remarks: The Road Ahead

  • Dr. Hanan Balkhy, Assistant Director General for AMR, WHO

  • Professor Stefan Swartling Peterson, Uppsala universitet, Karolinska Institutet and Advisor to Unicef

Last modified: 2023-04-20