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
Annual meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee for the European Antibiotic Awareness day (EAAD)
22 May 2019 to 24 May 2019 - The EAAD Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) provides technical advice and the strategic direction for EAAD. The Committee consists of one representative from each EU/EEA country who is specialised in either antimicrobial resistance (AMR), healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and/or communication. The European Commission (DG Health and Food Safety) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe are also invited to the meeting, as well as representatives from European professional organisations. The TAC meets once a year and is chaired by Pr. Herman Goossens. In 2019 the meeting will be held in Stockholm on 22 - 24 May.
World Hand Hygiene Day 2019
5 May 2019 to 5 May 2019 - Each year on 5 May, the “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign takes place as part of a major global effort led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve hand hygiene in healthcare settings.
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 was 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.