World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 12th to 18th November 2018

World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 12th to 18th November 2018

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today and the overuse or misuse of antibiotics is making the problem worse. Without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous. Setting broken bones, basic operations, transplants, even chemotherapy all rely on access to antibiotics that work. To slow resistance we need to cut the use of unnecessary antibiotics.

This page is designed to aid World Antibiotic Awareness Week (12-18 November 2018) activities and provides tools to support implementation of the following suggested actions.

Become an Antibiotic Guardian

Get committed and become an Antibiotic Guardian

Get committed and become an Antibiotic Guardian

Register your commitment by being an Antibiotic Guardian: http://antibioticguardian.com

Send us a picture of you and your Antibiotic Guardian certificate admin@commonwealthpharmacy.org

Tell your friends! Tweet about your commitment #AntibioticGuardian, or share on Facebook.

Run a social media campaign

The following text can be used on social media. We recommend you use these together with your own hashtags. To increase engagement you should also try to add a suitable image where possible. If you link to the CPA on Twitter (@CW_pharmacists), we will endeavour to retweet and promote your WAAW activity where possible.

Text for social media

  • Action is needed to stop AMR – support us handle antibiotics with care #AntibioticGuardian #CWPharmacists #(Your own hashtag) #WAAW18 @CW_pharmacists

  • Join us and pharmacists around the #Commonwealth raise awareness of the risk of AMR and ensure urgent action is taken to ensure they are handled with care @CW_pharmacists #AntibioticGuardian #WAAW18 #CWPharmacists

  • Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today. You can help by becoming an #AntibioticGuardian #CWPharmacists #(Your own hashtag) http://bit.ly/ABGuardian @CW_Pharmacists

  • Know your numbers – data on rates of infection across the country is available on ____________ http://bit.ly/2xK9BnF #AntibioticGuardian #(Your own hashtag) #CWPharmacists @CW_pharmacists

  • I’m supporting the #AntibioticGuardian campaign to save some of our most precious medicines. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/ABGuardian #CWPharmacists @CW_pharmacists

  • Antimicrobial resistance is a global health threat – help us handle antibiotics with care #WAAW #AntibioticGuardian #(Your own hashtag) #CWPharmacists @CW_pharmacists [use an image here]

  • Visit the @e-Bug website http://www.e-bug.eu/ to access materials and tools for educating school children #AntibioticGuardian

  • Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today #AntibioticGuardian http://bit.ly/ABGuardian #(Your own hashtag) #CWPharmacists @CW_pharmacists

  • We risk losing some of our most precious medicines unless we work together. Sign up to be an #AntibioticGuardian: http://bit.ly/ABGuardian #(Your own hashtag) #CWPharmacists @CW_pharmacists

  • #AntibioticGuardian: Please retweet, sign up & save our #antibiotics http://bit.ly/ABGuardian #(Your own hashtag) #CWPharmacists @CW_pharmacists

Grab attention using images in your campaign

Here are images from the WHO WAAW campaign that can be used on social media. They are available for download (along with posters) here.

Antibiotic Guardian also provide images to use as part of your campaign. They can be accessed here.

Make use of new and existing resources

We have a large number of resources including webinars available through our website

We have compiled some resources that you may find helpful in running your own AMR campaign.

We have issued a template press release titled “Pharmacists are taking a lead on tackling AMR across the Commonwealth”. If you are interested in using this please contact us on amr@commonwealthpharmacy.org.