Antimicrobial resistance and causes of non-prudent use of antibiotics in human medicine: results of the ARNA project
The final report of the EU-funded project “Antimicrobial Resistance and causes of Non-prudent use of Antibiotics” (ARNA) highlights that in Europe 7% of all antibiotics used in 2016 were taken without prescription; the two main sources being over-the-counter (OTC) sales and use of leftover antibiotics.
The future is now: Join 24-hour global Twitter conversation and #EAAD2016 live-event tweeting on 18 November
To mark the European Antibiotic Awareness Day and World Antibiotic Awareness Week, ECDC is coordinating a 24-hour Global Twitter conversation on 18 November and hosts a live-event tweeting from the EAAD launch event
European Antibiotic Awareness Day receives the European Health Award 2016
Today, the European Antibiotic Awareness Day received the European Health Award, a prize awarded each year by the European Health Forum Gastein.
Proposals for draft EU guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in human medicine: public consultation opens
In the context of ongoing work against the rising threats from antimicrobial resistance and given the role of antimicrobial misuse and overuse in the emergence and spread of resistance, the European Commission requested ECDC to develop draft EU guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in human medicine.
New Eurobarometer results show that large numbers of Europeans are still unaware that antibiotics are ineffective against viruses and against colds and flu
The European Commission launched today the results of its third Eurobarometer on antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use and on the knowledge of Europeans about antibiotics.
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.
Talk antibiotics: Join 24-hour global Twitter conversation and #EAAD Twitter chat on 18 November