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This month, to mark World Antimicrobial Awareness Week from 18-24 November, we’ve selected 6 resources related to antimicrobial resistance. Shared with us by hub members and patient safety advocates, they provide valuable insights and practical guidance on this topic.
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week takes place from the 18-24 November every year. The World Health Organization (WHO) explains what antimicrobial resistance is and provides several short explanatory videos about how this can be prevented.
In this blog, Fiona Rees, who worked in the NHS as a hospital pharmacist for 13 years, shares her experience of working with colleagues in Zambia aiming to improve the use of antimicrobials by using the expertise of pharmacists to help tackle antimicrobial resistance.
This action plan, published by the UK Government, sets out its aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance within and beyond its own borders. Developed in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders across different sectors, it builds on the achievements of the Government’s last strategy (2013–2018), and is aligned with global plans and frameworks for action.
This case study focuses on large outbreaks of antibiotic resistant strains of both cholera and typhoid in Zimbabwe and the steps taken to tackle this, including a mass typhoid Vi-conjugate vaccine (TCV) vaccination campaign from February to March 2019 in nine suburbs of Harare that were severely affected by the outbreak.
This e-book provides an extensive overview of the day-to-day challenges posed by antimicrobial resistance, tools for setting up stewardship programmes and guidance of how to make the most of existing programmes. Its resources apply the principles of antimicrobial stewardship to a wide range of professions, populations and clinical/care settings.
This animated video, published by WHO, explains what people can do to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance, illustrated by the example of newborn baby Amala who has a life-threatening infection called septicaemia.
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