The World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) is an international public health awareness campaign held in November each year. For 2019 WAAW, which will be 18-22 November 2019, RPS and Boots are working with PHE and encouraging pharmacy professionals (members of staff, Boards and Expert Advisory Groups) to sign up as Antibiotic Guardian Ambassadors, a pilot to educate young people on important public health topics: microbes, hygiene, infection prevention and antibiotics.
What can you do as an Antibiotic Ambassador? As an Antibiotic Ambassador, you can do one or more of the following options:
Why is this important?
Antimicrobial resistance remains one of the key problems within community and hospital settings within Europe. In many European countries, antibiotic prescription rates are highest in children.