Have a Good and Productive Antibiotic Awareness Week. Here you have the resources. ;-)



European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is a European health initiative coordinated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Each year on 18 November, it provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the threat to public health posed by antimicrobial-resistant bacteria.

– EAAD provides a focus for national campaigns on prudent antibiotic use, for the engagement of professionals and for communication capacity development.

– EAAD also provides support to European countries by developing evidence-based key messages and materials for different target audiences, including messages and template materials for medical doctors (primary care prescribers and hospital prescribers). These materials are provided for adaptation at national and local level. They are translated in all European Union official languages and made available from the EAAD website.

– Please have a look at all the freely available useful resources and do not hesitate to use them to raise awareness in your local, regional, national or international network!


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This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) also organises its first World Antibiotic Awareness Week that will take place on 16-22 November. ECDC will partner with this global initiative by organizing an EU-launch event today, 16 November, in Brussels, with social media activities starting on 18 November.



Join us on Twitter on 18 November: #EAAD (European Twitter chat) and #AntibioticResistance (Global Twitter chat), and during the World Antibiotic Awareness Week.


Other initiatives worldwide are:

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week (CDC USA)




Antibiotic Awareness Week (Canada)



Antibiotic Awareness Week. Preserve the Miracle (Australasian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care/Australia)

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