“I stop taking the medicine after I feel well!” The challenge of stopping superbugs in Tanzania

24th March 2021

The Roll Back Antimicrobial Resistance (RBA) Initiative runs ‘AMR School Clubs’, offering free lessons to children, teaching them about superbugs, and the responsible use of medicine, so they can keep themselves safe and, crucially, bring the message back to their families and community.

Superbugs are a huge problem in Tanzania. Antibiotics can be purchased widely without prescription and there’s low awareness of the importance of responsible antibiotic use amongst the public – as this video shows!

the RBA-Initiative is now looking to expand the project, so they can reach even more children. To do this, though, they desperately need resources. That’s why Stop Superbugs is currently raising funds for six ‘schools-in-a-box’, providing them with everything they need to set up new clubs. We already have four supporters confirmed – if you’d like to lend a hand with the other two, please visit the project page to find out how you can get involved.

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