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We must harness the power of social and behavioural science against the growing pandemic of antimicrobial resistance

Social and behavioural science offers a valuable toolkit for combating pandemics, but has not been broadly applied to tackle the rising pandemic of antimicrobial resistance.

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Fig. 1: Four solutions for advancing social and behavioural science research on antimicrobial resistance.


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E.C. is supported by Wellcome Trust Career Development Award 225960/Z/22 and grant 226690/Z/22.

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Sirota, M., Habersaat, K.B., Betsch, C. et al. We must harness the power of social and behavioural science against the growing pandemic of antimicrobial resistance. Nat Hum Behav 8, 11–13 (2024).

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