Before attending AMR Club, I’d never heard of antimicrobial resistance. In my community, many people have a tendency to share medicine – even with our animals. For example, my family rear chickens at home, and whenever the animals got sick, we used to buy antibiotics that were meant for humans and feed them to the chickens.
Attending an AMR club has made a huge difference to my life. I have learnt about so many things, like the importance of hand-washing and hygiene, how to identify fake medicine, and the importance of always completing the full course of antibiotics (even after feeling well). I’ve also learnt that we should never share our medicine with anyone.
Now that I have this knowledge, I have educated my family about the threat of antimicrobial resistance, who in turn have passed on the message to their friends. We don’t share our medicine with the chickens anymore!