Antibiotic Awareness Day 2015
18 November 2015
The Student Staff Panel in the Redwood Building hosted a stand for European Antibiotic Awareness Day recently and encouraged a number of people to sign up as an antibiotic guardian
On Wednesday the 18th November it was European Antibiotic Awareness day. As part of the Pharmacy Student Staff Panel, a stand was hosted to encourage students, staff, pharmacists and families to each complete a pledge that they could stick to in order to become more aware of antibiotics and to try and slow resistance.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today. Without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous. Setting broken bones, basic operations, even chemotherapy and animal health all rely on access to antibiotics that work. To slow resistance we need to cut the unnecessary use of antibiotics.
We had a very successful day with a mass amount of pledges completed from a range of different people. Special thanks to SSP, Dana Esmail, Shahd Al-Hassani, Louise Hughes and Mary Williams for helping with this event!