“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
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
ACT…talk 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.
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!
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to the global fight back against antimicrobial resistance