We have some exciting news: DRASA Health Trust has been shortlisted for the Antibiotic Guardian Awards 2020!
What does that mean?
The Antibiotic Guardian Campaign was developed in 2014 by Public Health England to address antibiotic resistance – one of the biggest health threats facing us today.
Imagine a world without effective antibiotics. We would have supergerms (resistant bacteria) that would make even the smallest injuries or simplest health care procedures very dangerous.
To stop this from happening, we all need to stop unnecessary use of antibiotics.
Why were we shortlisted?
We were shortlisted under the Children & Family category because we found a unique way to tackle misuse of antibiotics: using the power of youth.
As you may know, we developed a curriculum to train Youth Ambassadors – who we call our DRASA Ambassadors – and we deliver the curriculum to these students through weekly Health and Hygiene Clubs in their schools.
One of our main topics for the Clubs is the issue of supergerms and antibiotic resistance.
Through the Club lessons and fun activities, we empower these students to become champions of healthy behaviors in their schools, homes and communities.
Who else was shortlisted?
Several of our colleagues and partners including Africa Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Ducit Blue Foundation and Healthcare Communication and Social Media South Africa were also shortlisted.
Click here to see the full list of shortlisted candidates.
The virtual award ceremony takes place on the 26th of November 2020 so we’ll keep you posted!
Wish us luck.