Antimicrobial Stewardship at the Top of EAP’s Agenda

On the 15th November 2017, and as a part of the World Antibiotics Awareness Week, EAP has released its statement on Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) in collaboration with the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID). Underlining the importance of AMS as a key component to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), the statement urges all current and upcoming health professionals dealing with child health to ensure a rational prescription of antibiotics to children and young people.

The EAP-ESPID statement followed the entities’ co-authored scientific article “European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2017: training the next generation of health care professionals in antibiotic stewardship”, published in the European Journal of Paediatrics, which takes stock of the benefits of AMS programmes and the ways to make these more accessible, inclusive and comprehensive for all health professionals.

Keeping in line with the #KeepAntiobitcsWorking hashtag coined and promoted by the ECDC, EAP has also released awareness and promotion materials on AMS with EU policy-makers, health professionals and other relevant stakeholders as target audience.

To read the EAP-ESPID statement, please click here.

To access the EAP-ESPID “European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2017: training the next generation of health care professionals in antibiotic stewardship” article, please click here.

To download the EAP-ESPID factsheet on AMS, please click here.

To view the EAP infographic on AMS, please click here.