Each year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) conducts Antibiotic Awareness Week to increase awareness of antibiotic resistance, and to emphasise the importance of following best healthcare practices to prevent the emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.
Antibiotic resistance is a huge risk to public health because drugs that are designed to kill common germs, such as bacteria and fungi, are becoming ineffective over time as they develop a resistance to the effects.
Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are accelerating the rate at which these antibiotic-resistant infections occur. Unfortunately, when an infection reaches a state of resistance, it requires more costly, invasive treatments and has a higher mortality rate.
Therefore it's essential for everyone to follow best healthcare practices to help prevent the spread of these infections.
We've put together a flyer that covers the following:
- What antibiotic resistance is.
- How you can help prevent antibiotic resistance.
Download and share our World Antibiotic Awareness Week flyer.
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