World Antibiotics Awareness Week & European Antibiotics Awareness Day
13-18th November 2017
The EDSA joined in raising awareness of the overuse of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance by sharing content on our Facebook page and Twitter and using the hashtag #KeepAntibioticsWorking. The social media campaign helped reach over
50 000 people!
Members of the Executive Committee attended the EAAD event in Brussels on the
15th of November. EU commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis spoke about the need for
healthcare workers to need to work together for a responsible prescribing of antibiotics.
Robert-Jan Smith, director-general for Research and Innovation EU commission
presented some of the upcoming research regarding antimicrobial resistance.
Pictured: Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU commissioner. Pictured: Robert-Jan Smith, Director-General for Research and Innovation EU commission.