This is the second World Antibiotic Awareness Week library event that Dr Clarence Tam’s research group (you can read about them and their work on Clarence’s blog) has organised, supported by the NUS Antibiotics Awareness Fund. The aim is to increase awareness of antibiotics, bacteria, viruses, hygiene, and antibiotic resistance to young children (and their parents).

This year, the library events will be held at Jurong and Marine Parade libraries, representing a 100% increase in coverage from last year, where the group only operated at Jurong Regional Library. Dates (including today!) on the picture below.

There are also far more volunteers this year, which is great because the stations are pretty tiring to run. Pictures below. Do show up and support!

Information stand at the entrance of Jurong Regional Library

Brief excerpts from the prize-winning essays from the Post-Antibiotic World Essay Contest

The event was very well attended, probably upwards of 250 participants for the day – mostly children looking to collect stickers!

There were volunteers from the hospitals, NUS, and AVA – all in their private capacities, of course.

Even Channelnewasia was there to film the event, interviewing parents and Clarence the organiser.

The clip was shown last night, but you can still watch it on the CNA website here.

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Antimicrobial resistance, Antimicrobial stewardship, Infectious diseases, Public Health, Singapore