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Raise Awareness  –  Campaign materials

Fact sheets

Here you can find a selection of ready to use print materials to use for advocacy and communication.

From fact sheets to posters to cartoon booklets, these resources can be downloaded and used “as is” or as inspiration to create similar materials that are adapted to your particular context.

The resources are divided into three tables according to intended target group:

  • All audiences
  • General public
  • Health professionals

Selected Resources

For all audiences

Resource Description
Antibiotic resistance – undoing progress in maternal and child health (PDF) Fact sheet from ReAct that describes the impact on health of antibiotic use, lack of access to antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.
Antibiotic use, resistance and the link to nutrition (PDF) Fact sheet from ReAct that describes the impact of antibiotic use and the burden of antibiotic resistance, and the relevance for those working in nutrition.
Addressing the antibiotic resistance threat – the role of water, sanitation and hygiene (PDF) Fact sheet from ReAct that describes the impact of antibiotic use and the burden of antibiotic resistance, as well as the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene to limit emergence and spread of resistant bacteria.
All you wanted to know about microbes but were afraid to ask… – The human microbiome (PDF) Fact sheet from ReAct about the microbiome (microbes living in our bodies), and the effects antibiotics have on the microbiome. Also available in Spanish (El microbioma humano, PDF).
What can I do as an individual? (PDF) Information material from ReAct on how individuals can take action to limit antibiotic resistance development and spread (2-page pdf).
Educational materials ReAct This page collects ReAct fact sheets, comic strips booklets and books produced in Asia, Africa and Latin America (English and Spanish versions). Tailored for a variety of audiences including the general public, health professionals and farmers.
Antibiotic resistance – causes and effects (PDF, 2MB) Fact sheet on the basics of antibiotics and resistance (modified from a fact sheet in Swedish published by Karolinska Institutet in Medicinsk Vetenskap nr 3/2009).
How does antibiotic resistance spread? Infographic about the spread of antibiotic resistance, developed by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), available in all EU/EEA official languages.
First reported cases of bacterial resistance against key antibiotics This graphic displays when resistance in bacteria were first reported for different antibiotics. Produced by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) using CDC data.

For the public

Resource Description
Global Handwashing Day “Always Wash Your Hands” Poster Poster showing how to properly wash hands and when to wash hands, designed for children. Available in eight different languages (Arabic, Czech, Dutch, English, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Spanish).
Get the Facts: Antibiotics in Modern Medicine This website holds a number of fact sheets describing the importance of antibiotics for different patient groups: Cancer patients, cystic fibrosis patients, diabetes patients, joint replacement patients, pre-term babies and patients with urinary tract infections.
CDC Print Materials Free to use materials about antibiotic resistance and appropriate antibiotic use for common infectious diseases aimed at different groups in the general public, and towards health professionals. Produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Antibiotic resistance: From farm to you (PDF) Fact sheet on how resistance develops at a farm level and its impact on human health.

For health care professionals

Resource Description
Be Antibiotics Aware – Print Materials for Healthcare Professionals Free to use materials about for example antibiotic resistance and appropriate antibiotic use for health care professionals, produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
European antibiotic awareness day homepage Get inspiration or directly use the campaign materials produced for the European Antibiotic Awareness Day, special section for health care professionals.
Do bugs need drugs? A Canadian program for wise use of antibiotics with resources for aiding health care professionals as well as for communicating with patients.
Factsheet for experts – Antimicrobial resistance Fact sheet about antimicrobial resistance for experts developed by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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