ReAct arranged a series of activities during World Antibiotic Awareness Week, such as: policy meetings, hospital visits, seminars, workshops, launch of stories working with children, forums, TV and radio shows and much more. Countries covered by these activities were Kenya, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Indonesia, Thailand and Ecuador. Here are some of the highlights.
Policy meeting in Kenya
ReAct Africa arranged a well visited policy meeting for civil society organizations in Kenya.
Raising awareness among general public
Articles in national newspapers, quizzes for students, television shows, hospital visits, stickers on public vehicles and getting the new Antimicrobial Policy to receive government accent are some of ReAct Africa’s activities during World Antibiotic Awareness week.
Colorful public events
Puppet shows, songs, exhibitions and outreach activities in hospitals, pharmacies, colleges and public meeting places in Thailand.
Child to Child Stories launched
The Child to Child Stories are launched during the World Antibiotic Awareness Week in Venezuela, Argentina and Ecuador.
Meeting between students and health care professionals
On Wednesday 16 November in Cuenca, Ecuador, to mark the occasion of the Antibiotic Awareness Week, the Faculty of Medicine at the Catholic University of Cuenca, joined the campaign and organized a meeting between students and healthcare professionals.
More than 450 students, professors of medicine, psychology, nursing, veterinary and agronomy and ReAct Latin America gathered.