Report on World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022

November 24, 2022


On the occasion of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022, the Pharmacy Literacy Club (PLC), Centre for Public Health Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, MCOPS conducted Antibiotiko’ 2022, a series of competitions and community outreach programs from 18 to 24 November 2022. As a part of the outreach program, school visits were conducted in Board High School, Udupi, Christ School, Manipal; and Green Park Central School, Hiriyadka on 21, 22, and 24 November 2022, respectively. The volunteers of PLC educated the school students on the judicial use of antibiotics, antimicrobial resistance, and its consequences. The students were also given health education on menstrual health and hygiene. The sessions were very informative and eye-opening for the school children. They even pledged to use antibiotics judiciously and to spread the message to all their friends and family.

In addition, PLC also conducted a plethora of online competitions such as quizzes, comic strips, and poster presentations. In addition to students from Manipal Academy of Higher Education,  students of various institutions including M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru;  Kampala International University, Uganda; Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur;  Charotar University of Science and Technology, Changa, Gujarat; IQRAA International Hospital and Research Centre, Kozhikode;  Geetanjali University, Udaipur;  Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow; Kavayitri Bahinabai Chaudhari North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi also participated in the competitions. An offline quiz and puzzles solving competitions were also held on 22 November 2022 at the Department of Pharmacy Practice, MCOPS. Both staff and students participated in the fun-filled events with great enthusiasm. Overall Antibiotiko’ 2022 was a very fulfilling event and was memorable for all involved.

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