December 19, 2022

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week and European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2022

Every year, from November 18 to 24, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is held in conjunction with European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD). Both campaigns seek to raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and promote best practices among stakeholders in an effort to reduce the emergence and spread of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.

IPOPI partners with EAAD

To highlight the serious concern that antimicrobial resistance presents for patients with PIDs, IPOPI participated in both WAAW and EAAD. In addition to joining the campaign on social media and becoming an EAAD campaign partner, we also participated in the campaign’s launch event on November 17 to offer input from the PID perspective.

Antibiotic prophylaxis is necessary for a large part of people with primary immunodeficiency for a significant period of their lives to treat or prevent infections, reduce the risk of hospitalisation, and improve quality of life. Antimicrobial resistance is a significant issue for these patients since resistant bacteria make managing PID more difficult.

IPOPI is taking part in this global initiative to stop antibiotic resistance and ensure that they remain efficient for patients who need them.