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.
All updates on antimicrobial resistance
Rapid risk assessment: Outbreak of VIM-producing carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa linked to medical tourism to Mexico
ECDC/EFSA Regional workshop on One Health approach against antimicrobial resistance in EU pre-accession countries
26 Feb 2019 to 27 Feb 2019 - The overall aim of the workshop is to boost the advancement in this field, to reflect on the work done by countries, to share experiences with EU/EEA Member States, and to identify key priority areas that need to be addressed at regional level in Western Balkans.
One Health to Keep Antibiotics Working
15 Nov 2018 to 15 Nov 2018 - For EAAD 2018 ECDC will host the event “One Health to Keep Antibiotics Working” where ECDC will present the latest estimates of the health burden of antibiotic resistance, and the new data on the prevalence of healthcare-associated infections and of antimicrobial consumption in acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA.
It’s everyone’s responsibility to #KeepAntibioticsWorking. Join the social media campaign!
13 Nov 2017 - On the occasion of the 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD), which will be celebrated on 18 November 2017, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is launching a social media campaign called #KeepAntibioticsWorking.