Don't Wait, Pledge Today! Use Antibiotics Responsibly
It is indisputable that Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global public health concern. This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that AMR is happening right now in every region of the world with the potential affecting anyone, of any age. A concerted effort to safeguard effective antibiotics is required urgently. WHO Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) has recently initiated a campaign to solicit healthcare professionals to pledge on judicial use of antibiotics.
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) commits to support WHO’s global initiative in combatting AMR: No Action today, no cure tomorrow. Since 2012, Antibiotic Awareness Day has been marked annually on November 18 in Hong Kong as a public health initiative to raise awareness about AMR threat and prudent antibiotic use.
We are pleased to launch our locally adapted “I Pledge” Campaign on Antibiotic Awareness Day 2014. We would like to enlist medical, nursing and pharmacist professionals to take the pledge to use antibiotics responsibly.
Don’t Wait, pledge today – “I Pledge” Online Registration for Health Care Professionals
I Pledge to Use Antibiotics Responsibly Certificate (JPG)
Antibiotic Awareness Day 2014 cum Infection Control Forum
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Resources Related to Safe Use of Antibiotics