European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2017
The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is an annual European public health initiative that takes place on 18 November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and the importance of prudent antibiotic use. The latest data confirms that across the European Union the number of patients infected by resistant bacteria is increasing and that antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health.
Prudent use of antibiotics can help stop resistant bacteria from developing and help keep antibiotics effective for the use of future generations.
Live streaming of the EAAD launch event in Brussels: 'Keeping antibiotics working'
Join us from 09:00 - 13:00 for discussions on the latest data on antimicrobial resistance in Europe.
Take part in the conversation on social media using #EAAD.
All updates on antimicrobial resistance
Rapid risk assessment: Outbreak of VIM-producing carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa linked to medical tourism to Mexico
The European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2017
Annual meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee for the European Antibiotic Awareness day (EAAD)
22 May 2019 to 24 May 2019 - The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) provides technical advice and the strategic direction for the EAAD. The TAC consists of representatives from the EU/EEA countries, European Commission (DG Health and Food Safety), WHO Regional Office For Europe. The TAC members meet yearly. This year the meeting will be held at ECDC premises in Stockholm, Sweden.
World Hand Hygiene Day 2019
5 May 2019 to 5 May 2019 - Each year on 5 May, the “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign takes place as part of a major global effort led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve hand hygiene in healthcare settings.
ECDC/EFSA Regional workshop on One Health approach against antimicrobial resistance in EU pre-accession countries
26 Feb 2019 to 27 Feb 2019 - The overall aim of the workshop was to boost the advancement in this field, to reflect on the work done by countries, to share experiences with EU/EEA Member States, and to identify key priority areas that need to be addressed at regional level in Western Balkans.