This year, European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) takes place on 18 November with World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) across 18-24 November.
Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest global threats facing public health today. As resistance increases, everyday infections can become life-threatening and treatment options for diseases become limited.
EAAD and WAAW aim to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and to encourage best practices among the public and health workers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.
From the 18 - 24 November, join us across our social media channels where we will be posting a range of resources and linking to information relevant to fighting antimicrobial resistance across our channels. Themes for this year’s WAAW include antibiotics in clinical practice, prevention, diagnostics, antimicrobials and the environment, and more.
We have also designed a new, dedicated EAAD and WAAW webpage, which includes details on how you can support effective antimicrobial stewardship within your role using an interactive storyboard exercise.
We will also be taking part in the official Global Twitter Storm on 18 November, between 1 - 2pm. Be sure to get involved using the hashtags #AntibioticGuardian, #KeepAntibioticsWorking, and #WAAW.
In the meantime, you can visit our Antimicrobial resistance gateway page, which includes details on our Antimicrobial stewardship focus on optimising antimicrobial prescribing programme.
Don’t forget to visit the Antibiotic guardian website to choose a pledge, or renew your pledge to become an antibiotic guardian and commit to fighting antimicrobial resistance. You can show your support for this important campaign by also encouraging colleagues and friends to do the same.