EU-JAMRAI: Launch Micro-Combat App
The European Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections (EU-JAMRAI) in collaboration with the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) bring you the Micro-Combat game App. The App was developed with the aim of providing specific knowledge on antibiotic resistance and improving the correct use of antibiotics among youngest generations
Given the complexity of introducing antibiotic resistance in the curricular program of schools and high schools, EU-JAMRAI, has decided to develop this game App also to facilitate that the subject is addressed by teachers and students during school hours, promoting information, awareness and behavior change in the youngest generations.
Micro-Combat App is a cooperative game designed for 10 years old players and older, and with an approximate duration of 15 minutes. It can be used in classroom or anywhere and, among other concepts, it allows introducing what types of pathogens we are exposed to, how we can prevent the spread of infectious diseases, how much more effective is prevention than the subsequent treatment of diseases or what antibiotic resistance is.
This mobile application allows players to play remotely with people from their own environment or from anywhere in the world, and will be available in 18 additional languages in January 2021.
Micro-Combat intends to contribute to build a new generation of young people prepared to face potential pandemics, better informed on how infections are transmitted, the importance of prevention and the great public health challenge that resistance to antibiotics pose.