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World Antibiotic Awareness Week 18th-24th November 2019
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
POSTPONED: Launch of ‘Antibiotic Guardian’ Youth badge!
The e-Bug team has been busy recently developing e-Bug activities for children to take part in and earn their ‘Antibiotic Guardian’ Youth badge.
Unfortunately, due to the regulations in place during the pre-election period, civil service organisations will be unable to launch new material - for all of those eagerly awaiting our Antibiotic Guardian badge we hope to have everything you need ready shortly after Christmas!
If you are still interested in helping us launch our badge send an email to e-Bug@phe.gov.uk to be first in line to receive the resources you’ll need!
Registration open for e-Bug Future Learn e-Learning
The e-learning is aimed at educators, including teachers, school nurses and community leaders, to increase their knowledge, confidence and skills to teach about e-Bug topics and how to use the e-Bug resources.
The course will feature videos and articles to make learning exciting and interactive, and suitable for both school and community educators!
Get in touch for more information: e-Bug@phe.gov.uk
We will be holding the following train the trainer sessions for teachers, nurses and community leaders:
6th November – North Somerset Council
13th November – Lancashire County Council
20th November – Bath and North East Somerset Council
Get involved with World Antibiotic Awareness Week
The activities below can be used in schools, assemblies, after school clubs, community groups and at outreach events.
Designed for students from 11-18, use our antibiotic debate kit to explore diverse opinions about antibiotic resistance
e-Bug Assembly Activities Pack
Get your class engaged with World Antibiotic Awareness Week with our assembly pack, filled with activities and demonstrations designed to help visualise how antibiotics and resistance work and get students involved!
e-Bug student games:
For World Antibiotic Awareness Week we recommend one of our most popular games: Body Busters!
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
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