ReAct SOUTH EAST ASIA AND PARTNERS WHD 2011 ACTIVITIES
Malaysia-Indonesia-Philippines-Thailand Study Visit on Antibiotic Smart Use
At the community level, ReAct has organized a study trip of participants working at community health centres in Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines to visit a community health centre in Saraburi, Thailand, which has an established Antibiotic Smart Use Project. The purpose of the visit is a sharing of experiences and cross learning with a view to develop a regional SEA ASU Program.
Read more about the Antibiotic Smart Use Program (Thai)List of ASU participants (pdf 8 KB)
Thailand-Singapore Study Visit on Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP)
As part of the WHD 2011 campaign, ReAct-SEA has arranged for three physicians and three pharmacists from five teaching/public hospitals in Thailand to visit three public hospitals in Singapore, which have implemented the ASP. The Thai physicians and pharmacists are in various stages of implementing an ASP in their respective hospitals. The purpose of the visit is a sharing of experiences and cross learning with a view to develop a regional SEA ASP.
WHD 2011 Seminar at Universiti Sains Malaysia
The Discipline Of Social and Administrative Pharmacy (DSAP), School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), and the USM Wellness Centre organized a five-day event to mark WHD 2011.
This included a seminar on infectious diseases and an exhibition on ABR, for the university’s staff and students. Two keynote presentations were made, first on the antimicrobial resistance situation in Malaysia (6 April, by Dr. Mohamed Azmi Ahmad Hassali, DSAP) and, second, "Infectious Diseases: Current Scenario in Malaysia” (Dr. Umarazina Abdula Kader, Penang State Health Department).
Read Dr Hassali´s report from the celebration (pdf 22 KB)
Be Smarter Be Healthier WHD events in Indonesia
Dr. Purnamawati S. Pujiarto, who is part of ReAct’s SEA network, is a pediatrician, heads the project on Empowering the Community through promotion of RUM and patient safety; a member of the World Alliance for Patient Safety; and serves on the Advisory Board, Foundation for Older Persons Care, Indonesia; is involved in several WHD 2011 events:
World Health Day in Jakarta
A dialogue session in Jakarta community with a focus on the rational use of medicine and antibiotics.
Community empowerment for Rational Use of Antibiotics . Balai Kartini, Jln Gatot Subroto, Kuningan, Jakarta
Download program for WHD event in Jakarta (pdf 17 KB)
A dialogue session for community members of peri-urban Tangerang with a focus on the rational use of medicine and antibiotics and TB.
A dialogue session was organized for the employees of Astra Motor on the rational use of medicine and antibiotics in daily lives.
A workshop for journalists was organized on the theme of “The role of journalists in improving public health”, with a focus on the rational use of medicine and antibiotic use.
Online Seminar on the theme of “Smart, empowered patients improving the standard of health care”, with a focus on the rational use of medicine and antibiotic use.
For more information about the above projects please contact:
Michael Chai, South East Asia Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, +6016-3918787
More information about ReAct South East Asia
Antibiotics Keep Falling on my Head (Thai version)
STOP Antibiotic Misuse.
Save the Pill for the really Ill
The Silent Tsunami
Download the folder: Antibiotic Resistance: The Silent Tsunami (pdf 940 KB)
Find out more at:
Save the Pill for the Really Ill