World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is celebrated each year on the 18th-24th November to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among the general public, health workers and policy makers. AMR is one of the biggest threats facing us today. Without effective antimicrobials, it is fear that even common infections may be hard to treat and increasing the risk of death.
The CPA has been very active in this area over the last few years, joining the global effort to help tackle antimicrobial resistance and promote the important role that pharmacists can play.
This page is designed to aid World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18-24 November 2020) activities and provides tools to support implementation of the following suggested actions.
SAVE THE DATE
In conjunction with WAAW 2020, The CPA is organising a series webinars to launch the Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship (CwPAMS) Toolkit and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme on Continual Professional Development (CPD) platform.
Join us for the launch webinars and an online quiz. Click on the link below to register for the events.
Webinar 2: Launch of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme on Continual Professional Development (CPD) platform
Tuesday 24th November 2020 (12.30 - 2pm GMT)
Registration link: https://bit.ly/312z7lm
Saturday 21st November 2020 (12 - 1pm GMT)
Our Online Quiz is now available for you here. Get a pass mark of 75% to receive a CPD certificate.
CPA article on CwPAMS features in Global Cause AMR Campaign and in Guardian Newspaper
We recently worked with Global Cause on the 2020 Antimicrobial Resistance campaign.
A printed publication will be enclosed within every copy of the Guardian on 24 November and the content is available online at https://bit.ly/3nxVBU2.
The campaign features exclusive content from CPA Colleagues Dr Diane Ashiru -Oredope, Global AMR Lead, Commonwealth Pharmacists Association and Victoria Rutter, Executive Director, Commonwealth Pharmacists Association. They discussed how health partnerships and pharmacists in can help support tackling Antimicrobial resistance through antimicrobial stewardship interventions.