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Beat bad microbes: raising public awareness of antibiotic resistance in Rwanda

Walker, S. ORCID:, Halai, M., Warner, R. ORCID: and Bravo, J. ORCID: (2021) Beat bad microbes: raising public awareness of antibiotic resistance in Rwanda. Information Design Journal, 26 (1). pp. 17-32. ISSN 0142-5471

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1075/idj.20023.wal


Health-related information design has made a difference to people’s lives through clear explanation of procedures, processes, disease prevention and maintenance. This paper provides an example of user-centered design being applied to engage people with the prevention of drug-resistant infection. In particular, we focus on antibiotic resistance in the specific location of a community pharmacy in Rwanda. We describe an information campaign, Beat Bad Microbes, and summarize the challenges and opportunities of working in Rwanda on a cross-disciplinary project in which design research and practice are closely integrated.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Typography & Graphic Communication
ID Code:97731
Uncontrolled Keywords:AMR, antibiotic resistance, codesign, partnership, health, patient information, information design, user-centered design
Publisher:John Benjamins


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