Antibiotic Awareness Day is today, and every 18th November. Started in 2008 by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), its aim is to highlight the importance of taking antibiotics responsibly and to end unnecessary use of antibiotics. Other countries such as United States, Australia and Canada have taken up this initiative, converting it into an “Antibiotic Awareness Week” (17th – 23rd November).

The corresponding website links are below:

Here are some images and graphics I have taken from the respective websites.

European Antibiotic Awareness Day infographic 2014.

European Antibiotic Awareness Day infographic 2014.

Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014: Australia

Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014: Australia

Antibiotic Awareness Week: Canada

Antibiotic Awareness Week: Canada

Twitter Chat about Antibiotics: 18th November 2014, USA

Twitter Chat about Antibiotics: 18th November 2014, USA

Get Smart about Antibiotics Week: USA

Get Smart about Antibiotics Week: USA

Asia does not have a similar day (or week) of observation. Hopefully this will change in the near future.

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I am an infectious diseases physician based in Singapore.

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