World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016 focuses on healthcare workers - in partnership with EAAD
This year the WHO-lead initiative focuses on healthcare workers and the essential role they play in raising awareness about antibiotic resistance and making sure that antibiotics will also be effective in the future.
The week of 14-20 November 2016 marks the second World Antibiotic Awareness Week.
This year the WHO-lead initiative focuses on healthcare workers and the essential role they play in raising awareness about antibiotic resistance and making sure that antibiotics will also be effective in the future. Healthcare workers are vital both when it comes to ensuring the prudent use of antibiotics and implementing good infection control practices, including hand hygiene as well as the screening and isolation of hospitalised patients with multidrug-resistant bacteria, in order to prevent their spread to other patients.
European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) partners with the World Antibiotic Awareness Week to increase global awareness about prudent use of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance. On 18 November, ECDC will organise an EAAD launch event in Brussels and coordinate a "24-hour Global Twitter conversation" hosted together with WHO and EAAD partner organisations from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States.
Participate in the 24-hour Global Twitter conversation on 18 November with: #AntibioticResistanceParticipate in the EAAD live tweeting event on 18 November with: #EAAD2016
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