World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW)

Antibiotic Guardian

To slow resistance we need to cut the unnecessary use of antibiotics. We invite the public, students and educators, farmers, the veterinary and medical communities and professional organisations, to become 'Antibiotic Guardians'.

Antibiotic Guardians’ pledge to help raise the profile of antibiotic resistance.

Pledge now to become an Antibiotic Guardian!

Held every November since 2015, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) gauges awareness levels in all sectors of the population via a short questionnaire and promotes the issue via a number of resources that can be found on the above links.

Antibiotic resistance is a global health threat which kills around 700,000 people worldwide each year, a figure expected to rise to 10 million by 2050 unless something is done today.

The University continues to promote antibiotic resistance messages from the UK government and Public Health England as well as the World Health Organization outside of World Antibiotic Awareness Week. 

The University is engaged in cross-disciplinary research into antibiotic resistance. From examining deep-sea sponges in the search for new antibiotics, to inventing new technologies to detect antibiotic resistance in blood samples, for more effective prescribing of antibiotics.

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