The campaign aims to provide the Roll Back Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative with the equipment they need to open more of their hugely successful ‘AMR clubs’ in schools across the Dodoma Region of Tanzania. Containing basic but transformative equipment, including a laptop, projector, printer, and stationery, the boxes will enable hundreds more children to learn about antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in a fun, creative way.
With their experience of diagnostics at both a national and a global level, Una Health recognise the growing threat of AMR, and in particular the burden it places on low- and-middle income countries. AMR is a major problem in Tanzania, where there is a very low awareness of the issue among the public, professionals and policy makers. With its emphasis on education, RBA-Initiative’s AMR Clubs are a great example of passionate volunteers addressing superbugs at a local level, empowering the next generation with the knowledge they need to keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe.
Throughout March, the team at Una Health will embark on a series of fun fundraising challenges, including a raffle, a bake sale, and a bid to ‘climb’ a virtual Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania’s highest mountain) – a total of 128,263 steps between them. Phew!
We’re hugely grateful to Una Health for their support, which will make a huge difference to the lives of young people in Tanzania.