European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2017
The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is an annual European public health initiative that takes place on 18 November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and the importance of prudent antibiotic use. The latest data confirms that across the European Union the number of patients infected by resistant bacteria is increasing and that antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health.
Prudent use of antibiotics can help stop resistant bacteria from developing and help keep antibiotics effective for the use of future generations.
Live streaming of the EAAD launch event in Brussels: 'Keeping antibiotics working'
Join us from 09:00 - 13:00 for discussions on the latest data on antimicrobial resistance in Europe.
Take part in the conversation on social media using #EAAD.
Latest updates on antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria still high in humans, animals and food, say ECDC and EFSA
The European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2016
Technical Advisory Committee for the European Antibiotic Awareness Day
23 May 2016 to 23 May 2016 - The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the European Antibiotic Awareness Day will be meeting in Stockholm on 23 June. The group will provide advice to ECDC on the development of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day activities for 2016/17.
Expert input to the European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) Technical Advisory Committee
1 Apr 2016 to 1 Apr 2016 - This meeting is organised by ECDC to gather selected experts’ and stakeholders’ input to the future EAAD material and inform the work of the EAAD Technical Advisory Committee later this year.