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Antibiotic awareness week 2014

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12 November 2014

Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 17-23, is marked annually in the US, Canada and Australia while Thailand, Europe, Hong Kong and Mexico among others observe Antibiotic Awareness Day on November 18th. These annual public health initiatives have emerged to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and promote the responsible use of antibiotics.

During the week a wide range of webinars, pledges to join, twitter chats and antibiotic stewardship events is offered to policy makers, health professionals and the general public. What will you engage in? is an ongoing Canadian Initiative, coordinated by numerous health-related organizations across the country.
Read more about the 2014 campaign.

#EAAD – European Antibiotic Awareness Day is marked annually on 18 November. The 2014 European Antibiotics Awareness Day focuses on self-medication with antibiotics.
Support the @EAAD_EU #Thunderclap global chat on Nov 18th.

#AntibioticGuardian is a campaign established by Public Health England (PHE) to help protect antibiotics and improve knowledge about antibiotic resistance.
Become an Antibiotic Guardian!
Read more about the campaign.

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week in the US is an annual one-week observance to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use.
Join the @CDC_eHealth global chat on Nov 18th.
Read more about Get Smart.

Australia has one of the highest rates of antibiotic consumption in the developed world. This Antibiotic Awareness Week we are asking people to imagine a world without effective antibiotics.
Be #medicinewise, Join the fight and take the pledge!
Read more about Medicine Wise.

In Kenya the The Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN) has joined forces with Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP) Kenya, among others, in the national campaign “Preserve the Miracle”.