Ways to Become Involved

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“If we fail to act, we are looking at an almost unthinkable
scenario where antibiotics no longer work and we are
cast back into the dark ages of medicine.”

David Cameron, former UK Prime Minister


LEARN ….    What causes antimicrobial resistance (AMR)      

Right now, you are inhabited by trillions of microorganisms. Many of these bacteria are harmless (or even helpful!), but there are a few strains of ‘super bacteria’ that are pretty nasty -- and they’re growing resistant to our antibiotics. Why is this happening? Kevin Wu details the evolution of this problem that presents a big challenge for the future of medicine.


CONNECT…support national and global campaigns
to increase awareness of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and
promote responsible use of antimicrobials

Become a CombatAMR Resistance Fighter

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and support

World & European Antibiotic Awareness Week (12-18 November)
European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November)
World Health Day - 7th April &  World Hand Hygiene Day - 5th May
Public Health England e-BUG and Antibiotic Guardian campaigns

ACT... We all have a role to play in this global battle!
Volunteer? Organise an event, form a group, write articles,
talk on radio programmes.

Let CombatAMR know
how YOU are helping fight antimicrobial resistance.


ACT... Make a RESISTANCE FIGHTER pledge to
Act as a good steward of antibiotics and share information

Take antibiotics as directed when they are prescribed.
Acknowledge that antibiotics do not work for colds & flu
Help stop the spread of germs - practise good hand hygiene.


ACTtalk about the AMR threat
Be contagious. Get talking. Spread the knowledge

Talk with family members, friends and in the community about the
danger AMR poses to each and everyone of us;

Explain how we all need to improve hand washing and commuter
 hygiene behaviour and become responsible ‘stewards’ of antibiotic use;

Support the global ‘One Health’ collaborative strategy which recognizes that
the health of humans, animals and ecosystems are interconnected;

Advocate for robust government funding to encourage and
scale up innovative research and discover new antibiotics;

Promote the urgent need to protect, conserve and steward the
effectiveness of existing drugs.


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ACT…take action on social media platforms

“Never underestimate the importance of consumer groups
and civil society in combating antimicrobial resistance.

They are the important movers, shakers and frontline players,
especially in the eye of social media.” 

Dr Margaret Chan.  World Health Organisation (WHO)
Director-General from 2007-2017

Design new messages

Use the Social Media animated GIFs and banners on this page

 Social media posts and animated GIFs provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO)       


>WHO Antibiotics - Handle with care   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZX97bIbZBQ

6 November 2017 -- Antibiotics are often used to treat infections but they aren’t always the
answer. Everybody has a role to play to help reduce antibiotic resistance.


ACT…stay in touch with CombatAMR!
Send us your news...your stories...your suggestions

Let us know how YOU are contributing personally

to the global fight back against antimicrobial resistance


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Fighting against antimicrobial resistance - one of the three greatest threats to global human health.