۱۱ آذر ۱۴۰۰ |۲۶ ربیع‌الثانی ۱۴۴۳ | Dec 2, 2021
Al-Kafeel University

Al-Kafeel University launched an educational and awareness campaign about antibiotics and the negative effects of their misuse or overuse.

Hawzah News Agency –Al-Kafeel University, affiliated to the Education and Higher Education Authority at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, launched an educational and awareness campaign about antibiotics and the negative effects of their misuse or overuse, coinciding with the World Antibiotic Awareness Week, aimed at promoting best practices to reduce the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant microbes, whether in humans or animals.
The campaign, which was organized by the faculties of pharmacy, dentistry, and medical and health technologies at the university, included many activities, the most important of which was the establishment of a scientific festival, which started this morning, Tuesday (17 Rabi’ Thani 1443 AH) corresponding to (November 23, 2021), and included the presentation of many of the students’ work and activities, which aims to effectively contribute to medical awareness and spread health culture, and to clarify the most important points related to antibiotic resistance, and how we as a society can address it as it is one of the most important risks threatening health.
The opening ceremony of the festival was attended by the member of the Board of Directors of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, Prof. Dr. Abbas Rashid al-Moussawi, the President of the University, Prof. Dr. Nawras Shahid al-Dahan and his assistants, and a number of faculties' deans, teachers and students.
The president of the university told Al-Kafeel Network, "The university is very keen to support any student activity that aims to contribute to educating the community and increasing its awareness regarding any health, medical or societal situation, including the use of antibiotics that are in direct contact with human life, in addition to drawing attention to the best means and methods that limit the aggravation of this phenomenon, and working to provide advice, especially in the field of drug dispensing.”
It is noteworthy that the World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers, to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.

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