Community Arts for Resistant Antibiotics in Nepal (CARAN)

Started Date:August 09 2017 Estimated Complete Date:March 18 2019

Community Arts for Resistant Antibiotics in Nepal (CARAN)

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Qualitative Study



Evidence has shown that antibiotic resistance (ABR) is a growing threat to public health in Nepal. This project proposes to develop and pilot test an innovative intervention using community led solutions to address the problem of antibiotic misuse at the level of individuals, households, communities, and district and national policy makers. This will directly support the delivery of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 3: ‘ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all 


  • Identify critical barriers to preventing and controlling ABR at the individual, household and community levels
  • To enable communities to identify solutions to overcoming these barriers
  • To present the identified issues and solutions in the form of documentary films and comics to community, district and national level stakeholders for maximum impact.


Our project envisions a unique blend of humanities, social sciences and public health approaches, which encompass the following methodologies:


1) Knowledge on sociocultural, political and economic issues affecting antibiotic misuse

2) Knowledge on the process of developing a community led intervention

3) Films appropriate to the local context, health education and advocacy campaigns on antibiotic resistance,

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Pictures from
Business Meeting by Gan Khoon Lay from the Noun Project
Film by pictohaven from the Noun Project
Movie theater by Star and Anchor Design from the Noun Project
Evaluation by Becris from the Noun Project