European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) 2022

Help us mark the 15th European Antibiotic Awareness Day!

More than 35 000 people die from antimicrobial-resistant infections in the EU/EEA each year, according to estimates presented in a new report released today. The estimated number of deaths in the report examines the years 2016-2020 and shows an increase from previous estimates. The health impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is comparable to that of influenza, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined.

Social media ambassadors

ECDC is collaborating with social media ambassadors in EU/EEA countries. These ambassadors will be sharing content and raising awareness about antimicrobial resistance, prudent use of antibiotics and EAAD overall between 17 and 24 November in their national languages.

Check out our local ambassadors in the map below:

See the latest data and follow the event

Get involved on social media

Hashtags around the campaign

Join the online discussion using #EAAD and #AntimicrobialResistance.These hashtags are used across countries, in different languages and by a wide number of partners and stakeholders. Use them and highlight your own content on or around EAAD!

Global Twitter Relay

Organisations from around the globe will tweet about #AntibioticResistance and #WAAW on 18 November to raise awareness about this issue and about what can be done to prevent it together. If you wish to participate, make sure to post this through your Twitter account any time throughout 18 November using those two hashtags, and those that are relevant to you.