Fwd [nap-amr] Day 4 WAAW: Optimizing antibiotic use. Join the Twitter storm TODAY, Thursday 15 Nov

15 November, 2018

The message below is forwarded from the [nap-mmr] discussion forum:

Day Four of WAAW [World Antibiotic Awareness Week] looks to encourage the optimal use of antibiotics in both human and animal health, to keep them as effective as possible. This includes distribution regulation, ensuring they are given only to people and animals who need them, and generally handling them with care. Download materials here: http://www.who.int/who-campaigns/world-antibiotic-awareness-week/advocac...

**Join the Twitter Storm: TODAY, Thursday 15 November**

WHO, US CDC, ECDC, key partners and Member States are participating in a Twitter storm to send a unified message about taking action against antibiotic resistance. Join us and amplify the message by sending the following tweet at 9 AM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time/ UTC -4.00)/ 3 PM GMT+1 on 15 November 2018:

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most urgent global health threats. Everyone has a role to play in improving antibiotic use to help fight

#AntibioticResistance

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Best wishes, Neil

Joint Coordinator HIFA Project on Information for Prescribers and Users of Medicines

http://www.hifa.org/projects/prescribers-and-users-medicines

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HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of the HIFA global health campaign (Healthcare Information For All - www.hifa.org ), a global community with more than 18,000 members in 177 countries, interacting on five global forums in three languages. He also currently chairs the Dgroups Foundation (www.dgroups.info), which supports 800 communities of practice on international development, health and social justice. Twitter: @hifa_org FB: facebook.com/HIFAdotORG /orcid.org/0000-0001-9557-1487 neil@hifa.org