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Member

Maya Hassan


Duration

From March 1 to September 5, 2019

Target

Raising awareness about the misuse of antibiotics


Target population

121


Target avg age

40


People impacted

300


Root cause

no awareness , little education


Sustainable Development Goal

Good Health and Well-Being


Development stage

Health and Wellness


Purpose

Raising awareness about the misuse of antibiotics


Overview

Because of the high cost of healthcare Syria, Syrians prefer consulting the neighborhood doctor (or pharmacist) for a drug prescription rather than visiting a specialist. Moreover, mothers are prescribing medicines for their children on their own. The misuse of antibiotics has made bacterial resistance (antimicrobial resistance) the disease of the era.


Actions Taken

1
Awareness posts on social media about the missuse of antibiotics
2
Videos about the misuse of anitbiotics
3
Research Paper
4
Distribute flyers inside pharmacies in Damascus and Rural Damascus
5
Interactive session with YPeer
6
Awareness Session in Sukkar Group
7
Awareness session with Alwatanieh school
8
4 sessions with College des soeurs de saints coeurs
9
A session with Nour Foundation
10
A session with Dummar Youth Charity
11
A session with Dummar Medical Center
12
2 sessions with Syria Trust
13
3 sessions with SFPA (Syrian Family Planning Association)
14
Interactive Awareness session

Results

1. Collaboration with various sectors of the local community: Government, Private sectors, & Civil society.
2. Collaboration with Media facilities: Ninar FM, SANA.
3. Conducting 16 awareness session to various community segments.
4. Raising Awareness about the misuse of antibiotics on social media.
5. Emphasize the dangers of the misuse of antibiotics by distributing leaflets in over 20 pharmacies across Damascus and Rural Damascus.
6. Creating the first research paper on the misuse of antibiotics in Syria.


Recommendations

1. making sure that these awareness sessions are a permanent part of all civil society workers.
2. More media exposure.
3. Emphasize the importance of having more research papers on the topic.

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