Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

College of Public Health Participates in the World Antibiotic Awareness Week




The UQU College of Public Health and Health Informatics participated with King Faisal Hospital in Makkah in the World Antibiotic Awareness Week on Tuesday, 12 Rabi` Al-Awwal 1440 A.H., corresponding to 20 November 2018 A.C.

Other activities associated with this event were held by the Infection Control Department at the hospital, with the participation of the female students of the UQU College of Public Health and Health Informatics. Educating booths were set up in order to raise the awareness of the patients and visitors at the outpatient clinics, emergency clinics, and the pharmacy. The visitors and patients listened to an explanation of the contents of the different booths. The explanations clarified the optimal use of antibiotics, and encouraged the prevention of its misuse. Such misuse leads to an increase of infection of the antibiotic resistant microbes.

The awareness week includes lectures to raise the awareness of the community. These lectures were delivered by doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. Also there were visits to schools. The week will end next Sunday. The closing day event will be held with the participation of the College of Pharmacy, the College of Social Service, the Departments of Health Education, General Nutrition, and Therapeutic Nutrition, the UQU laboratory, as well as the female students of the UQU College of General Health and Health Informatics.

The female students' participation was supervised by Her Excellency Dr. Iman Abu Siru and Her Excellency Dr. Layla Sulayman Al-Fikki, with a follow-up of the Dean of the College of General Health, His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Bablghaith.

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