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Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2023

The World Health Organization has recognized November 18 - 24, 2023 as World Antimicrobial Awareness Week.   

We are all part of the solution to help reduce antimicrobial resistance. 

Do your part.  Handle antimicrobials with care. 

See more information below.  


"Life-saving treatment such as chemotherapy will not be feasible without the support from antibiotics, essentially reversing decades of medical progress."

What do we do when we start running out of antimicrobials?  Read this compelling piece in Healthy Debate that details what's at stake and what we can do about it. 



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How long should we use antibiotics for common infections? 

More evidence, fewer antibiotics.   New studies suggest most infections w can be treated with shorter courses of therapy that previously thought. 


SH-UHN World Antimicrobial Awareness Week Webinar
Friday, November 25th 12:00 EST

Tackling AMR in Canada: It Takes a Village


Dr. Don Sheppard, Executive Scientific Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance Task Force of the Public Health Agency of Canada



What is Canada doing about the risk of antimicrobial resistance?  

Antimicrobial resistance isn't just about antimicrobial use in humans.  Antimicrobial use in animals and agriculture, and the need for innovation, infection prevention and more are vital to keep antimicrobials working now and in the future.  



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"One Health" 

Learn more about how antimicrobial use in people, agriculture and the environment co-exist to impact antimicrobial resistance in a short 2D animation by Elmira Amini 



Bugs, Drugs and Innovation

Host Mina Tadros and guests William Navarre and Mark McIntyre discuss where we are with AMR, and what to do next.  


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