Today is the European Antibiotic Awareness Day #EAAD2017 #WAAD Share your experience.

The European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is an annual European Union health initiative that takes place on 18th November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance … Continue Reading →


Access, Watch and Reserve Antibiotics in the WHO Essential Medicines List

WHO has released its updated Essential Medicines List, for adults and children (See here). The Antibiotics’ list has been completely updated, and now includes 3 categories, intended to help target … Continue Reading →


“How to Improve Antibiotic Use in my Hospital: A Practical Introduction to AS” ESGAP-WHO Collaboration

On January 25-26, 2017, ESGAP held its first course in collaboration with WHO/Europe: “How to Improve Antibiotic Use in My Hospital: a Practical Introduction to Antibiotic Stewardship“. The course was … Continue Reading →


“Antibiotic Therapy in Practice”: (successful) course review and details about the 2017 edition

By Miquel Ekkelenkamp From November 10th to 12th, in the heart of sunny Madrid, 55 international participants attended the second ESGAP-sponsored course “Antibiotic Therapy in Practice”. The course was organized … Continue Reading →


Bloodstream infections: How do you proceed? Case-vignette based ESGAP/ESGBIS survey

ESGAP (the ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies) and ESGBIS (the ESCMID Study Group for Bloodstream Infections and Sepsis) are launching the ESGAP/ESGBIS Bloodstream infection survey, and we would be … Continue Reading →


ESGAP meets MURIA. Are you gonna join?

By Jeroen Schouten (ESGAP EC member)   MURIA stands for Medicines Utilisation Research in Africa. MURIA grew out of discussions during the World Congress of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology in … Continue Reading →


Antimicrobial resistance at the highest political level: the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

By Bojana Beovic Antimicrobial resistance was discussed at the United Nations General Assembly (#UNGA) held on September 21, 2016. For the first time the leaders of 193 Member States agreed for a … Continue Reading →


EU report on the implementation of the (2001) recommendation on the prudent use of antibiotics

The European Commission relased a report (download report here) on the implementation of the Council recommendation of 15 November 2001 on the prudent use of antimicrobial agents in human medicine. This … Continue Reading →


ESGAP and SPILF survey on duration of antimicrobial therapy is open

  ESGAP (the ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies) and SPILF (the French ID society) are launching the AB-Duration survey. Duration of antibiotic therapy is a not completely solved issue for many … Continue Reading →


Do your patients know your local antibiotic resistance rates?

By Oliver Dyar Public Health England have recently made local data publicly available on five important topics: antimicrobial resistance antibiotic prescribing healthcare associated infections infection prevention and control and antibiotic … Continue Reading →