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World Antibiotic Awareness Week 12th-18th November 2018
World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) is an annual World Health Organisation campaign held in November, with European Antibiotic Awareness Day falling on the 18th November. Both campaigns aim to raise awareness of proper use of antibiotics and the threat of antibiotic resistance.
Antibiotic resistance is an emerging problem worldwide that can be attributed to a wide range of factors. This includes not completing the prescribed dosage of antibiotics, the overuse of antibiotics in farming and industry and the unnecessary prescription of antibiotics for viral infections. Find out more on the ECDC and WHO website!
e-Bug WAAW activities
Fun Kids Live series launch
e-Bug have collaborated with the popular children’s radio company Fun Kids Live to create a series of radio shows following professor Hallux’s journey to learn about the spread of infection and antibiotics. COMING SOON
Girl Guiding Gloucestershire
We are working with Gloucestershire Girl Guiding to bring the Beat the Bugs materials to life for Girl guides across Gloucestershire. On the 17th November we will be running an action packed activity day. Watch this space for a national e-Bug Girl Guiding challenge badge.
Get involved with Antibiotic Awareness Week
The activities below can be used in schools, assemblies, after school clubs, community groups, brownies and scouts and at outreach events.
Activities for secondary school students to use to teach their peers or junior school students about microbes, hygiene and antibiotics.
Antibiotic activities for peer education for GCSE and A level students
Beat the Bugs
Run a community group for adults or children? Use activities from our Beat the Bugs pack to educate and raise awareness about antibiotics
Run your own activity!
e-Bug have a plethora of fun and interactive activities. Watch the activity demonstrations for inspiration for your own activity!
Card games (Microbe Mayhem)
e-Bug have teamed up with Focus Games to create Microbe Mayhem, a top trumps collectable card game. The game provides an exciting introduction to microbes and helps students to understand a range of common microbes, some of which we meet on a daily basis! Email us for more information.
Antibiotic Guardian: http://antibioticguardian.com/
European Antibiotic Awareness Day: https://antibiotic.ecdc.europa.eu/en
British Society Antimicrobial Chemotherapy: http://www.bsac.org.uk/
Microbiology Society: https://microbiologysociety.org/
Also see the WHO activity map to see events worldwide! http://apps.who.int/world-antibiotic-awareness-week/activities/en