Malaysia: Antibiotic Resistance Awareness

Malaysia November 2014
Community engagement on rational use of antibiotics

Following the written agreement between Action on Antibiotic Resistance (ReAct) South East Asia, Discipline of Social & Administrative Pharmacy (DSAP, under Universiti Sains Malaysia’s School of Pharmaceutical Sciences) and Yayasan Bina Ilmu (YBI), a civil society organization, an introductory workshop was launched at Jalan Makloom 1Malaysia Community Hall in Sungai Pinang, Penang on July 18th, 2012.
The workshop aimed to engage the local community members, who are predominantly from the lower to middle income group, on managing antibiotic resistance. YBI serves 8 villages within the area and focuses on various aspects of education, health and community welfare.
By highlighting the issues related to antibiotic use and resistance, the workshop marked the first step towards awareness raising on antibiotic use and resistance among the community. Thirty YBI leaders were guided on ways they can play an ‘ambassador role’ in spreading the message to others within their community.
The duration of this project is 3 years.
Collaboration Efforts
Since the start of this project, DSAP and YBI has been utilizing their contacts in engaging other institutions/organizations to create a large and strong network. Read more about the project.  Scroll down to Malaysia 2014.

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