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Global Network for Anti-Microbial Resistance and Infection Prevention

A year of school tours begins

Published: 1 February 2017
Prototype Public Engagement exhibit
Prof Leighton explains the challenge the visitor faces with the prototype AMR exhibit module

Feb 1st saw the year’s start to NAMRIP’s school visit programme, with tours of 6th formers crammed into the ultrasonic lab, in which a temporary exhibit for NAMRIP had been erected. The exhibit showed a selection of pull-ups which were used to illustrate a range of NAMRIP projects. Students also got a rare opportunity to have a go at our Public Engagement prototype for the exhibit that will be launched later this year. This being the ultrasonics lab, the tours ended with a demonstration of StarStream cleaning. The students and teachers enjoyed the visit, but the need for a proper NAMRIP exhibition space that could highlight a range of demonstrations was very evident – it would bring the potential for a lot of hands-on involvement for visitors, to better enable the two-way dialogues on Anti-Microbial Resistance (e.g. attitudes to a hypothetical scenario when a GP refuses to prescribe antibiotics to a child when it might shorten time off school by 2 days), and the reinforcement of simple messages, such as the importance of handwashing.

Maryam Malakoutikhah demonstrates StarStream
Maryam Malakoutikhah shows StarStream cleaning to school students
6 NAMRIP project pull-up banners
Prof Leighton discusses each of the 6 NAMRIP project pull-up banners
Kit Harling explains the research in NAMRIP
Kit Harling explains the research in NAMRIP to 6th formers and parents
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