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
Infection prevention and control measures and tools for the prevention of entry of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae into healthcare settings: guidance from ECDC
Technical Advisory Committee for the European Antibiotic Awareness Day
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
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.