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ME YOU AND THE SUPERBUGS 2019

Location:
Lagos, Nigeria
Start Date:
November 16, 2019
End Date:
November 16, 2019
Time:
10:15am

Description

ME YOU and THE SUPERBUGS is a free public engagement event to raise awareness on how we can all stop the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections in our nation Nigeria. To save lives and future generations - In celebration of World Antibiotic Awareness Week.

At present, antibiotic resistance is a global problem. There are now infections that antibiotics no longer work for.

Many bacteria have developed resistance. These bacteria that develop resistance are sometimes referred to as “SUPERBUGS”.

What can you expect to see? 

  • How antibiotic resistance occurs
  • What you and I can do to stop the spread of resistant infections
  • Careers in science and research
  • Hands-on science workshop for the young ones
  • And More!!

The event will showcase the important and amazing world of the biosciences, getting everyone from children to professional biologists involved in fun and interesting science activities. There will be lots of easy-to-understand science and lots of fun for families, children, adults, from all walks of life. You do not have to know any science to attend. 

The World Health Organisation estimates that antibiotic-resistant infections already kill 700,000 people a year globally, this may mean that 10 million people die every year by 2050. 

We can change our behaviour as users of antibiotics and ensure that antibiotics are still available when we need them.

ME, YOU - Everyone can do something to help.

The Time To Act is Now!

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As part of the event, you may be asked to fill in our evaluation questionnaire, your participation is voluntary and is not a requirement of you attending the event. The data obtained from the survey may result in a scientific publication and will help us assess the usefulness of a public engagement event in increasing knowledge about the correct antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance.

Want to participate as a presenter or volunteer?

Email [email protected] [include your Name, Profession and if interested in presenting/volunteering and we will contact you closer to the time on how to apply]

FAQs

Where is the venue?To Be Confirmed - Nigeria

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Yes, anyone under 18 should be accompanied by an adult

How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Email: [email protected]

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No

I want to be an Exhibitors or Sponsor, what do I do?  Email: [email protected]

 

Organizer

Orode Aniejurengho