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Children as agents of change in combating antibiotic resistance

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/10/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Health Services Research and Policy
Issue number4
Volume22
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)258-260
Publication statusPublished
Early online date27/03/17
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Antibiotic resistance is a worldwide problem and changes are needed in the way antibiotics are used. The value of engaging children as key contributors in health care campaigns to increase the appropriate use of antibiotics has not been fully recognized. Little is known about how to design educational materials for children in order to enable them to be agents of change in their communities. Science education needs to improve the way it engages children so as to give them the tools needed to make responsible decisions on antibiotic use.