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.
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 Antibiotic Awareness Week (18-24 November 2019) activities and provides tools to support implementation of the following suggested actions.