Micro-Combat: ISGlobal’s fun way of learning about antimicrobial resistance and how to fight infectious disease
A team from the Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative at ISGlobal has produced an entertaining and educational card game designed to raise awareness among young people about how infections are transmitted and how they can be prevented.
According to the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, ISGlobal, play is an excellent way for young people to learn about the problems associated with infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance
With this in mind, a team from the ISGlobal Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative has produced ‘Micro-Combat’ - an entertaining and educational card game designed to raise awareness among young people about how infections are transmitted and how they can be prevented.
Learning through play
While enjoying themselves, players learn about different kinds of pathogens (bacteria, virus, fungi, protozoa), the many routes of transmission, the nature of infectious diseases, and which drugs are used to combat which disease. At the same time, they also learn about the phenomenon of drug-resistant pathogens.
During the week of EAAD, students and teachers in schools across the United Kingdom, Greece, Portugal and Spain were given the opportunity to try out the game and assess its effectiveness as a learning tool.