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To mark World Antimicrobial Awareness Week which takes place from 18-24 November, we’ve selected eight resources related to antimicrobial resistance. Shared with us by hub members and patient safety advocates, they provide valuable insights and practical guidance about AMR.
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) takes place from 18-24 November every year. On this webpage, the World Health Organization (WHO) explains what antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is, and provides resources to help spread awareness of AMR.
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 to improve the use of antimicrobials by using the expertise of pharmacists to help tackle AMR.
This report draws on the expert input of a roundtable held by public service think tank Reform in October 2022, to assess progress made against proposals published by Reform in 2020. It recommends actions for NHS England, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and public health departments to address the threat of AMR.
This case study focuses on large outbreaks of antibiotic resistant strains of both cholera and typhoid in Zimbabwe and the steps taken to tackle them. It looks at 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 outbreaks.
This e-book provides an extensive overview of the day-to-day challenges posed by AMR, tools for setting up stewardship programmes and guidance on 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.
Happy Patient is a three-year project co-funded by the European Union that seeks to reduce the impact of AMR by decreasing the inappropriate use of antibiotics for the management of common community-acquired infection. The Happy Patient Website offers a variety of communication tools for healthcare professionals and patients.
In this study, an international research collective called the Antimicrobial Resistance Collaborators conducted a systematic analysis to estimate estimate deaths and disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) that have come about as a result of bacterial AMR. They used data covering 471 million individual records from systematic literature reviews, hospital systems, surveillance systems and other sources.
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