The Voluntary Health Association of Tripura (VHAT), a partner non-governmental organization of Prevent It Project hosted a 3-days workshop on “Awareness Building & Sensitization on ABR including Combat Antibiotic Resistance” at Teliamura, Khowai District from Sep 26th to Sep 28th. The key aim of the event was to aware the women SHGs, ASHA, AWW workers, students UG/PG and NGOs about the global health concern of Antibiotic Resistance.
The event was inaugurated by Mr. Sujit Ghosh and Jyotirmoy Majumder wherein a fair idea about the project ‘Risk management and prevention of Antibiotics Resistance (ABR)’ and its purpose was given to all the participants.
The technical session began with the expert talk by Dr. Poulami Acharjee. She initiated the discussion with the basics of antibiotics and the mechanism of ABR. She further shared the strategy to prevent and management of ABR in animals, environment. She also shared the various preventive measures that can be followed to prevent ABR and spread of disease as germs are present everywhere and can’t be seen with naked eye. Moreover, she shared the basic “Steps of Handwashing”, how to maintain respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette, she further explained the procedure for household waste management, techniques of waste management in community. She gave an idea on the concept of One Health. She gave an idea on how and what can be done in the community to spread the message of ABR by the general public, healthcare worker, rural practitioner, pharmacist, ASHA/AWW, teacher, member of community based organization, Farmer, PRI member.
Further, Mr. Joydeep Bhusan took the session on the overall impact of ABR discussing its epidemiology. The main focus of his talk was to share with audience the preventive measure to be kept in mind to prevent otr lower the incidence of ABR. It was highlighted that if we do not take necessary steps today, the problem of ABR will result in 10 million deaths by the year 2050.