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Raise Awareness  –  Education and training

Presentations and educational material

Below are presentations and other materials about bacteria, antibiotics and antibiotic resistance that can be used for educational purposes.

Materials for both adults and children are provided, and different target audiences.

The resources below have been divided into the following tables:

  • Presentations, lectures and hand out materials
  • Education platforms (that provide a multitude of materials)
  • Games and quizzes

Selected Resources

Presentations, lectures and hand out materials

Resource Description
Basic lecture on antibiotic resistance (PPT, 5MB) A basic introductory lecture to antibiotics and antibiotic resistance from ReAct, PowerPoint version. A PDF version (5MB) can be accessed here.
Emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria Narrated video-presentation from ReAct that describe how bacteria develop resistance and how bacteria can spread.
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.

Educational platforms

Resource Description
e-Bug Online platform for teachers with free educational resources for teaching about micro-organisms, the spread, prevention and treatment of infection.
Do bugs need drugs? A Canadian community program for wise use of antibiotics with educational resources aimed at community members of different ages (curricula, tutorials, hand washing videos, games, comic books, colouring sheets and iPhone / iPad Apps).
Northern Antibiotic Resistance Partnership Educational materials targeting kids.
Knowledge Portal on Innovation and Access to Medicines Information portal. Open access knowledge hub from the Graduate Institute, with information, analysis and research synthesis on policies relating to innovation and access to pharmaceuticals. Presents materials under 3 overarching themes: Pricing, Intellectual Property and Innovation. Provides for example online webinars by leading medicines policy researchers.

Games and quizzes

Resource Description
No antibiotics in our food A chutes and ladders educational board game on antibiotics in food production. A family friendly game from ReAct that can be printed.
Antibiotic awareness resources: quizzes and crosswords Quizzes and crosswords about antibiotic resistance for the public, healthcare prescribers and pharmacists.
Antibiotic Use Quiz The quiz assesses your current knowledge on antibiotic use and resistance, as part of the Be Antibiotics Aware initiative, developed by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC).
Game Dr.: Bacteria Combat A gaming app, which teaches its players about antibiotic resistance and the different bacteria types which live in the human body. The app is intended for primary students and is currently available in the App store and Google Play.
Fight Germs! A game designed mainly for children where germs are washed away with soap under time pressure and scores are calculated.

More from "Education and training"

Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. Knowledge Portal on Innovation and Access to Medicines [Internet]. Knowledge Portal. [cited 2019 Jul 3]. Available from:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC. Antibiotics quiz [Internet]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [cited 2015 Nov 30]. Available from:
ReActTube. Emergence spread antibiotic resistance bacteria [Internet]. 2017 [cited 2017 Mar 6]. Available from:
Fight Germs! [Internet]. Blank Children’s Hospital UnityPoint Health. [cited 2017 Feb 17]. Available from:
Public health England. Antibiotic awareness resources: quizzes and crosswords [Internet]. 2015. Available from:
ReAct. Lecture: Bacteria, antibiotics and antibiotic resistance - PowerPoint presentation. 2015.
Game Dr. BACTERIA COMBAT [Internet]. Game Dr. [cited 2016 Jun 13]. Available from:
Do Bugs need Drugs? A Community Program for Wise Use of Antibiotics [Internet]. [cited 2014 Aug 19]. Available from:
Public Health England. e-Bug [Internet]. E-Bug. [cited 2014 Oct 2]. Available from:
Northern Antibiotic Resistance Partnership. Education [Internet]. Education. 2007. Available from: