Dear All: This is your heads-up about next week's World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Themed "Learn how to handle antibiotics with care," this is the third in a series of annual WHO-driven World Antibiotic Awareness Weeks (prior ones are in this archive). I'll confess that I had overlooked this event until I was reminded about it just today and I thought it was worth sharing with this group. A quick survey shows that there are national-level activies around the world during this week: US CDC, WHO/Europe, ReACT-led workshops in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Ecuador), Australia & NZ (this link and pages N12-15 of this .pdf), ... and hopefully many more!
If you want to take advantage of this event, note that the WHO website has a lot great materials, including some really clever animated .gifs and an online educational game!
All best wishes, --jr
John H. Rex, MD | Chief Medical Officer, F2G Ltd. | Expert-in-Residence, Wellcome Trust. Follow me on Twitter: @JohnRex_NewAbx. See past newsletters and subscribe for the future: http://amr.solutions/blog-index.html
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