European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2020

17 November 2020

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European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD), which takes place on 18 November 2020, is a health initiative coordinated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) World Antibiotic Awareness Week, which runs from 18 to 24 November 2020, and provides a platform and support for national campaigns on the prudent use of antibiotics in the EU/EEA.

This year the ECDC are asking medical professionals, veterinarians, farmers, policy makers, organisations, governmental institutions, and the general public to use social media channels to discuss what they are doing to use antibiotics responsibly. The hashtag for the EAAD 2020 campaign is #KeepAntibioticsWorking.