Information for patients and carers on antibiotic medicines used in hospital
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Antibiotic Awareness Week is held globally each year to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and promote the responsible use of antibiotics.
Antibiotic resistance has been identified as one of the greatest threats to human health today.
The prevalence of multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens is rising worldwide. Patients with infections due to resistant bacteria experience delayed recovery and treatment failure and are more likely to die than patients with infections from non-resistant bacteria.
Antibiotic Awareness Week occurs annually in November.
Please return here soon for information on resources and how Local Health Networks can support Antibiotic Awareness Week 2020.
The theme of Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019 was, "The future of antibiotics depends on us all".
Please read the joint statement from Australia's Chief Veterinary Officer and Chief Medical Officer on how Australians can reduce antibiotic resistance.
For further information on Antibiotic Awareness Week activities in South Australia, email SA Health's Infection Control Service.