Every year, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers, and policymakers to stop the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.
As resistance grows to a wider range of drugs, we have broadened the focus of this campaign from antibiotics to all antimicrobials. The theme for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020 for the human health sector is “United to preserve antimicrobials.”
This year, ISQua has partnered with the International Hospital Federation (IHF), the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), in support of this awareness week.
ISQua, IHF, IAPO and IFPMA are committed to improving people safety and healthcare quality worldwide, this includes raising awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR), promoting antibiotic stewardship, and calling for appropriate conditions to attract investments in research and development to ensure that a sufficient pipeline of antibiotics is available at any time to treat common and rare infections.
Read the statement from ISQua's CEO, Peter Lachman; IHF's CEO, Eric de Roodenbeke; IAPO's CEO, Kawaldip Sehmi; and IFPMA's Director-General, Thomas Cueni -