Each year, healthcare organizations, schools, governments, companies, and communities around the world observe World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW). The campaign highlights best practices for individuals, policy makers, and healthcare, scientific, and administrative professionals to help fight the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
COVID-19 and Antimicrobial Resistance: Dual Health Threats
Each year, more than 700,000 people lose their lives to drug-resistant infections, and this number could climb to 10 million by the year 2050 if nothing is done help combat it. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating the problem.
Experts Weigh in on How We Can Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
Dr. Debra Goff Discusses How We Can Fight Antimicrobial Resistance Right Now
Dr. Goff believes that the COVID-19 pandemic has provided a real-life example of the type of threat that AMR poses to our health.
“Antimicrobial resistance is also a pandemic, but it’s less visible” – Dr. Peter Beyer of the WHO Discusses AMR, its Challenges, and Efforts to Curb It
Because of the threat that AMR poses to our health, there is a need for global mobilization across all levels—from world leaders and industry, to physicians and scientists, as well as individual patients and their families.
How Pharmacists Can Contribute to Antimicrobial Stewardship – Q&A with Dr. Catherine Duggan, CEO, International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
After our first Q&A with Dr. Catherine Duggan, Helping Pharmacists Fight Antimicrobial Resistance, we caught up with her to talk about what clinical pharmacists can do in their roles to contribute to and promote antimicrobial stewardship.
Healthcare Professionals: Expand Your Expertise with Continuing Education
“On the Frontlines” Webinar Series – Sepsis vs. Stewardship: Are They Compatible?
Dr. Septimus will discuss the potential benefits and harms of antibiotics, as well as the value of antimicrobial stewardship when it comes to improving outcomes of patients suffering from sepsis.