European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EAAD 2021 was marked with a digital campaign, in partnership with the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW), during the week of 18-24 November 2021, with a special focus on 18 November with the theme:

“In times of COVID-19, don’t give up on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Stay united to preserve antimicrobials”.

New data released by ECDC show that levels of antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial consumption in the EU/EEA and the UK are still of concern, particularly in the southern and eastern parts of Europe. ECDC launched its 2021 digital campaign to further raise awareness among health professionals and the public of the importance of continuing the fight against antimicrobial resistance to preserve the effectiveness of antimicrobials.