Antibiotic Awareness: background and links

European Survey of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (EuSCAPE) project

The EuSCAPE project aimed to improve understanding of the occurrence and spread of CPE. LINK

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About European Antibiotic Awareness Day

European Antibiotic Awareness Day is a European health initiative coordinated by ECDC which aims to provide a platform and support for national campaigns on the prudent use of antibiotics. Each year across Europe, the European Antibiotic Awareness Day is marked by national campaigns on the prudent use of antibiotics during the week of 18 November. Prudent use means only using antibiotics when they are needed, with the correct dose, dosage intervals and duration of the course. Follow the European Antibiotic Awareness Day: #EAAD. http://antibiotic.ecdc.europa.eu

About World Antibiotic Awareness Week

The World Health Organization is leading a global campaign for the first World Antibiotic Awareness Week with the slogan “Antibiotics: Handle with Care”. The campaign calls on individuals, governments and health and agriculture professionals to take action to address this urgent health problem. The first World Antibiotic Awareness Week will take place on 16-22 November. Follow the World Antibiotic Awareness Week: #AntibioticResistance. www.who.int/drugresistance.

Links

30-Second-Questionnaire still open for the rest of the week. Take 30 seconds to answer the questions on: “Do we need to finish the course of antibiotics as described”? surveymonkey.com/r/true_or_not

New EAAD Infographic on “How does antibiotic resistance spread?”
http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/eaad/antibiotics-get-informed/infographics/Pages/antibiotic-resistance-spread.aspx

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WHO/Europe – Antimicrobial resistance
http://www.euro.who.int/amr

WHO Headquarters – Antimicrobial resistance and World Antibiotic Awareness Week
www.who.int/drugresistance

Campaign in the United States – Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/week/index.html

Campaign in Canada
www.canada.ca/antibiotics and www.canada.ca/antibiotiques

Campaign in Australia – Antibiotic Awareness Week
http://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/our-work/healthcare-associated-infection/antimicrobial-stewardship/antibiotic-awareness-week/ and http://www.nps.org.au/bemedicinewise/antibiotic_resistance/antibiotic_awareness_week

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One thought on “Antibiotic Awareness: background and links

  1. Just presented these critical data in Brazil – my main point was North and South America need to have similar levels of transparency and collaboration in presenting such data (Asia too – but they weren’t my audience)

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