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Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019: Raising public awareness on antibiotic resistance in Malawi
Event Date: 20 Nov 2019
Event Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

On 20 November, the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) will join the Malawi Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP), key stakeholder institutions and organisations from the private sector in a ‘Big Walk’ through Lilongwe City, Malawi to commemorate Antibiotic Awareness Week. The aim of the Walk is to bring the general public’s awareness on the dangers of the misuse and overuse of antibiotics. The theme for this year’s commemoration is ‘The future of antibiotic depends on us all’.

Organised by the MOHP through the Public Health Institute of Malawi (PHIM), the Big Walk will start from Amina House and finish at the Game complex. Approximately 200 people are expected to participate in the event handing out awareness materials to people on the streets and vehicles passing by. Organisations that will be in attendance include the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust, TNM, University of North Carolina Project-Malawi (UNC) and FDH Bank Limited.

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