In acknowledgment of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW), Tree Top Hospital (TTH) is taking a proactive stance against the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The hospital will be hosting an informative session titled "World Infections – Let’s Fight Together Antibiotic Resistance" on November 20th, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Doctor’s Room on the 5th floor.
WAAW, observed globally from November 19th to 23rd, is a vital initiative designed to raise awareness about the dangers of antimicrobial resistance. This resistance occurs when microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, develop resistance to the effects of antimicrobial drugs, rendering infections more challenging to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness, and mortality.
The Tree Top Hospital information session aims to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of key aspects related to AMR, including:
1. Germs Around Us: Exploring the presence of germs in our environment.
2. Bugs and Drugs: Understanding the relationship between microorganisms and antimicrobial drugs.
3. What Are Antibiotics?: Shedding light on the nature and role of antibiotics.
4. What Is Antibiotic Resistance?: Delving into the concept of resistance and its implications.
5. Why Is Antibiotic Resistance a Problem?: Examining the broader impact of AMR on public health.
6. What Can We Do Together to Solve This Problem?: Engaging the community in proactive solutions.
The session is open to the public, and Tree Top Hospital encourages anyone interested in learning more about antimicrobial resistance and its prevention to attend. By fostering awareness and education, the hospital hopes to empower the community to play a role in combating this global health threat.
For further information about the event, interested individuals can contact Tree Top Hospital at 3351610. Together, let's build a healthier and more resilient future by taking a united stand against antibiotic resistance during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week.