News and Opinions  –  2017

ReAct Africa walks for antibiotic awareness

2017-11-13

Earlier today a public awareness walk from Uhuru Park to the Kenyatta National Hospital grounds in Nairobi, Kenya, kicked off the World Antibiotic Awareness Week for ReAct Africa.

Who joined forces to raise awareness on antibiotic resistance?

  • Ministry of Health – Kenya
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries
  • WHO Kenya
  • Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Kenya Dairy Board
  • GARP Kenya
  • Centre for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Students from the University of Nairobi- School of Pharmacy
  • Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN)
  • ReAct Africa

Delivered update on Kenya’s National Action Plan on AMR

Dr. Jarred Nyakiba, AMR Focal Point from the Ministry of Health gave a status update on the Kenya National Action Plan on AMR. Other notable speakers included Dr. Rudolf Richard Eggers, WHO Director Kenya and Dr. Cleopas Mailu, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health in Kenya.

Launch of National Policy on Prevention and Containment of AMR and National Action Plan on Prevention and Containment of AMR

Launch in Nairobi for ReAct Africa and World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Photo: Infinix Smart.

Dr. Mailu officially launched the National Policy on Prevention and Containment of AMR and National Action Plan on Prevention and Containment of AMR and emphasized the critical need for collaboration from all sectors during this implementation phase.

Material about antibiotic resistance handed out to public

Information materials about antibiotic resistance (comic strips, scholarly booklets & fact sheet) were handed out to the public during the procession and to patients at Kenyatta National Hospital by the University of Nairobi students. More materials where snatched up by AMR Champions for distribution from their premises of operation.