World Antibiotic Awareness Week

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Each November, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

Since their discovery, antibiotics have served as the cornerstone of modern medicine. However, the persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics in human and animal health have encouraged the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance, which occurs when microbes, such as bacteria, become resistant to the drugs used to treat them.
Handle antibiotics with care

Antibiotic Resistance 

The rise of antibiotic resistance is threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases, resulting in prolonged illness, disability & death.

Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria change and become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat them. This can make diseases caused by these bacteria harder to treat.

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most urgent global health threats. Everyone has a role to play in improving antibiotic use to help fight antibiotic resistance.
It means coordinating action across sectors − such as public health, veterinary and environment health – to achieve the best possible health outcomes for all species and to help stop antibiotic resistance.

Bacteria, including those resistant to antibiotics, can be transmitted from food-producing animals to humans via food. Reducing antibiotics in the animal production chain requires a full chain approach.

sustainable animal health management

The reduction of antibiotic use in animal production systems has become a worldwide public health issue and to develop an effective strategy, different parts of the production chain must be looked at.

We must see a significant reduction in the consumption of antibiotics in agriculture, animals and humans. Currently, transmission of resistant bacteria through water, food and contact, is high and must be drastically reduced, and we must see a reduction in the occurrence of infection through vaccination and preventive measures. 

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Antibiotic resistance is rising up!

Carbapanemase-producing Organisms (CPO) represent a major global health concern due to their wide spectrum of resistance to most classes of microbial agents. Due to their extremely fast spreading, CPO needs to be rapidly identified in order to isolate harbouring patients and to adopt the most accurate antibiotic treatment.

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