Desert blaze


Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST)



Mery-clare Itwa (Bachelor of Science), Mwansa Katjiuongua(Bachelor of Science), Mrs Cara-Mia Dunaiski (team mentor), Graph-John Bezuidenhout.( Medical Laboratory Sciences

Team slogan: Combating resistance for change

Why we chose Desert blaze

The name is a symbol of our country, Namibia, it is inspired by the fact that Namibia is a very hot country and is nicknamed “the desert country” because of the climate and also because it hosts two of the world’s deserts namely, the Kalahari desert and the Namib desert. The “blaze” in the name refers to the very hot climate and this metaphorically motivates us to “bring the heat” in everything we do, being passionate and enthusiastic.

Team slogan: Combating resistance for change


We met on the university campus through some university activities involving various societies since we are executive members in our respective program societies, through this we were able to engage and develop a network. Some of the members have long-term friendships while others are in the same classroom, so we have a good bond. The decision to apply together was mostly strategic, we recognized personality traits and skills in each member that would be beneficial for this type of program, and we organized ourselves to collaborate on this. We all have strengths and weaknesses that complement one another and strengthen the team that aims to make the AMR program successful. As a unit, our biggest expectation is growth and exposure, as young students, we are really focused on taking part in activities that will challenge us and bring about individual growth and character development because we all believe this will be very beneficial in the rest of our career and personal journeys. We also recognize that this program will provide us with knowledge, skills, and the necessary exposure to open many more doors for us to engage in other programs.

Mostly, we expect to have a meaningful contribution in serious and wide-spread issue like AMR. It brings such pride to be involved in a program of this magnitude, we expect to make memories and life-long connections. Using our positions in our respective societies, we have an idea to have a multisectoral collaboration in the form of a workshop or seminar on our campus and invite professionals in our respective fields to engage and talk about innovative and feasible ideas to combat AMR in our communities and county. This will be both an educative seminar and an engaging one. We are still formulating ideas on how to bring about the biggest impact. If this plan is successful, we aspire to create a new society focused on combating AMR at the university, we will then hand over our progress to them and they can take charge of more future activities of this nature and basic education about AMR, that way our university because a long-term ally of this cause.


Anti-Microbiese Weerstand (AMW) vind plaas wanneer mikroörganismes ontwikkel en nie meer op medikasie reageer nie, wat infeksies moeiliker maak om te behandel.


O infeksie tji jahara omasa ngandu omiti tjivihena okujenena okupanga


O antimicrobial resistance ohayi holoka uuna omicroorganism tayishendje no hayitindi okuyamukula komiti, ohashikala oshidhigu opo oombuto dhipangwe.