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ERICK VENANT_

Legacy Award Recipient

ERICK’S STORY_

Erick has burning desire to become part of solution to different public health challenges. He particularly pays attention to the fact that some of these challenges can be solved by simple measures like increasing community awareness and understanding.

Specifically, Erick is committed to raising awareness about anti-microbial resistance.

As a pharmacy student, Erick learned about anti-microbial agents, their impact on global health, and the danger posed by the growing resistance to life-saving drugs. This knowledge galvanised him to dedicate himself to finding a solution.

Erick led a nationwide anti-microbial resistance campaign in 23 administrative regions of Tanzania which educated over 49,000 students and teachers in 114 secondary schools. 

Erick also encouraged secondary students to join the initiative, with 122 anti-microbial resistance ambassadors volunteering their time to spread awareness in their respective communities.

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