2017 WORLD ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS WEEK CELEBRATION
Cyril Onwuelazu Uteh
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- Age 30
The Better Life for All Foundation (BLAF), a youth-led NGO, supported the World Health Organisation (WHO) in celebrating the 2017 World Antibiotic Awareness Week #2017WAAW. The foundation, organised grassroot awareness campaign on antibiotic misuse and antibiotic resistance in secondary schools within the Ibadan, Nigeria.
Massive awareness campaigns were conducted in Hillcrest High School, Bodija, and Imam Zubair Modern College, Barika, all in Ibadan, Nigeria, on the 16th of November 2017. Also, an awareness campaign was conducted at Abiodun Metropolitan School, Barika, Ibadan, Nigeria, on November 17th, 2017. Through these campaign programmes, school pupils and staff were sensitised on personal hygiene, smart use of antibiotics and the dangers associated with antibiotic resistance. The programme brought about informed attitudinal changes in pupils and staffs of the different schools visited.