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
Antibiotic Guardian was developed in 2014 by UK Health Security Agency. The campaign is led by UK Health Security Agency in collaboration with the Devolved Administrations (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland); the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and professional bodies/ organisations towards the ‘One Health’ initiative.
Antibiotic Guardian for South Africa has been developed by UK Health Security Agency in collaboration with the National Department of Health and the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance
The initial concept for this website and logo was developed jointly with the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, who also kindly provided the initial funding for the website
Antibiotic Guardian supports the UK Antimicrobial Resistance strategy, European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November) and World Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20 November 2016)
Antibiotic Guardian Pledges are available in Dutch (a collaboration with Belgian Antibiotic Policy Coordination Committee, BAPCOC) French (a collaboration with Belgian Antibiotic Policy Coordination Committee, BAPCOC) Russian (a collaboration with WHO-Europe) Turkish (a collaboration with WHO-Europe and Turkish Health departments)