On the occasion of the 9th European Antibiotic Awareness Day, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released its latest EU-wide data on antibiotic resistance and antibiotic consumption.
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.
For more information, read the ECDC press release here.
The WHO Regional Office for Europe released the second Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (CAESAR) report to coincide with World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016.
For more information, read the WHO/Europe press release here.
The World Health Organization is leading the World Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20 November) 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.