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Creative tools freely available to engage research participants in WASH and AMR research

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…

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Second appearance of the DUST BUNNY project on GHANA TV

Following the popularity of the first video of the project on Ghana TV in June/July 2019, a new video documentary has been created about the Dust Bunny project by the journalist Peggy Ama Donkor (Journalist of the Year 2005 award)….

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Cleaning interventions are underway

Following the co-design workshops, the participating households have been implementing the co-designed cleaning interventions. Our team is currently evaluating these by visiting the households. The evaluation include post-intervention interviews with members of the households and a second collection of dust…

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Dust Bunny households co-design home cleaning interventions

In September 2019 the Dust Bunny team run a co-design workshop with several of the households participating in the project. The aim of the workshop was to co-design interventions that householders will take back and implement. The households were representative…

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The Dust Bunny project is aired on Ghana TV

The Dust Bunny project has attracted the Interest of journalist Peggy Ama Donkor (Journalist of the Year 2005 award) who created a video documentary on it. The video was aired on Ghana Today Television (the national public broadcaster of Ghana,…

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Microbiology study reveals link between dust and AMR

Dust Bunny has investigated the microbiological content of dust by isolating bacteria from dust obtained from a range of homes in Accra in Ghana.  We tested the bacteria for resistance to a number of commonly used antibiotics and found that…

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Dust Bunny work receives attention in international event Asia

Developing strategies for promoting health or preventing ‘illbeing’ of the population forms one of the most complex global challenges. As such, global health challenges, such as Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), are hugely complex problems with diverse influences, driven by human activity…

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Dust Bunny’s unique research methodology published by the Design Journal

The unique and truly multidisciplinary research methodology employed by the Dust Bunny research team has been published in the Design Journal. The paper is entitled ‘Combining design research with microbiology to tackle drug-resistant infections in different home environments in Ghana:…

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Microbiology data analysis to be completed soon

Following the collection of dust data samples from the 12 households participating in the study, the team has been analysing them used different microbiology analyses. This will help determine if the bacterial strains being identified are of public health importance…

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Dust Bunny presented at the EAD2019 Conference

The Dust Bunny project was presented at the 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design (EAD), in Dundee, UK. The conference, was found to promote the publication and dissemination of research in design through by different educational institutions…

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