Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today.
Why it is relevant to you: without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous: treating pneumonia and urinary tract infections, basic operations, even chemotherapy for cancer all rely on access to antibiotics that work. The same is true for animals.
What we want you to do: To slow resistance we need to cut the unnecessary use of antibiotics. We invite the public, students and educators, farmers, the veterinary and medical communities and professional organisations, to become Antibiotic Guardians.
Call to action: Choose one simple pledge about how you’ll make better use of antibiotics and help conserve these vital medicines
Antibiotic Guardian supports the South African National Department of Health’s Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy and World Antibiotic Awareness Week