Antimicrobial resistance and causes of non-prudent use of antibiotics in human medicine: results of the ARNA project
The final report of the EU-funded project “Antimicrobial Resistance and causes of Non-prudent use of Antibiotics” (ARNA) highlights that in Europe 7% of all antibiotics used in 2016 were taken without prescription; the two main sources being over-the-counter (OTC) sales and use of leftover antibiotics.
Multidrug antibiotic resistance increasing in EuropeArchived
On the occasion of the 5th edition of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day, ECDC releases new EU-wide data on antibiotic resistance and consumption. Antibiotic resistance still remains a major European and global public health problem and is, for a large part, driven by misuse of antibiotics.
ECDC marks World Health Day 2011 with situation update on antimicrobial resistance in EuropeArchived
Current trends show both progress and challenges in fighting the spread of drug-resistant bacteria in Europe according to ECDC’s analysis on the state of antibiotic resistance in Europe. Since 2008, ECDC has been coordinating the European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) – a European health initiative that promotes prudent use of antibiotics. On the occasion of the World Health Day 2011, ECDC Director Marc Sprenger presented the ‘Situation update on antibiotic resistance’ to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.