Our research in Uganda is aimed at better understanding the roles of antimicrobials in society and everyday life. We identify how antimicrobials shape and enable ways of life within health care facilities, among urban workers, and in animal farming. By addressing how people actually use antimicrobials, including antibiotics, and the wide-reaching reasons for reliance on these drugs, we can provide a detailed account that can be used by policy makers working on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Uganda today.

Using established social science methods, we provide fresh approaches to the study of antimicrobials in Ugandan society, to demonstrate how antibiotics are linked to social, economic, and political systems. Our research focuses on antibiotics but also includes antimalarials, antiretrovirals and antifungals. Project sites include Kampala, Wakiso, and Tororo.

The AMIS Uganda project team consists of: