Students raise awareness of antibiotics resistance in Barking

Evie Tusamba, Mbassey Sanneh Jammeh, Beatrice Mushiya, Ulonwa Cordelia Ibe, Sian Eleri Jones from UE

Evie Tusamba, Mbassey Sanneh Jammeh, Beatrice Mushiya, Ulonwa Cordelia Ibe, Sian Eleri Jones from UEL have been informing the local people in Barking about Antibiotic Resistance - Credit: Archant

University students have done their bit to help explain the dangers of antibiotic resistance.

A group of youngsters reading health promotion at the University of East London headed to the Barking Learning Centre for the roadshow on Tuesday last week.

They aimed to teach passersby that due to misuse increasing numbers of antibiotics are now no longer effective in killing bad bacteria.

Sian Jones, health promotion and public health lecturer at the University of East London, said: “There are simple measures each of us can take to reduce the spread of resistant bacteria such as only taking prescribed antibiotics when you have a bacterial infection, finishing your course of antibiotics, and reducing the spread of infection through good hand washing.”

To find out more, visit uel.ac.uk


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