As a result of the project the team has developed a range of design research tools which can be used to support projects using creative methods for: a) collecting data on home cleaning and hygiene related to WASH (Water Sanitation…
The Dust Bunny project will apply design research methods coupled with microbiological analyses to address issues of home-based infections in Ghana, particularly those carrying antimicrobial resistance, resulting in a reduction of infection and in positive increase of health outcomes.
To develop an understanding of the home as a source of infection of AMR bacteria carried by dust, by exploring hygiene practices across different home environments in Ghana, with the ultimate aim to reduce bacterial infection in the home environment thereby reducing AMR.
Bacteria are made up of pathogens (bad germs) and non-pathogens (good germs) and are generally found across the home. Most surfaces are covered to a certain degree with bacteria, but dust can move easily around the home and presents a major route for human exposure to bacterial infections.