World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020

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

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 1: Launch of the Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship (CwPAMS) Toolkit

Thursday 19th November 2020 (12.30 – 2pm GMT)

The AMS toolkit has been designed to help healthcare professionals promote the appropriate use of antimicrobials. Discover how you can utilize this resource to strengthen Antimicrobial Stewardship in your country.

To find out more, register for our launch webinar via this link: https://bit.ly/2FsiNmj.

Webinar 2: Launch of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme on Continual Professional Development (CPD) platform

Tuesday 24th November 2020 (12.30 - 2pm GMT)

The CPD platform is enriched with vital resources to enlighten pharmacists on Antimicrobial Resistance, AMS Principles, AMS Programmes, AMS in practice among other vital aspects. Discover this rich resource and how it empowers pharmacists to improve AMS in various regions.

To find out more, register for our launch webinar via this link: https://bit.ly/312z7lm.

Online Quiz

Saturday 21st November 2020 (12 - 1pm GMT)

This offers a great opportunity to connect with pharmacists around the Commonwealth and test your knowledge of antimicrobial resistance.

To participate in this exciting event, register via this link: https://bit.ly/3dvzcTB.
Deadline for WAAW Online Quiz registration, 18th November 2020.