Antibiotic Awareness in Canada
Numerous health-related organizations have partnered in an effort to promote the prudent use of antibiotics and fight the threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It is hoped this website will help improve public health in Canada by offering practical tools that focus on the threat of antibiotic resistance.
- National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID)
- Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
- Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada
- Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC) – formerly CHICA-Canada
- Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases (CFID)
- Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS)
- Do Bugs Need Drugs (DBND)
- Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI)
- Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA)
- Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA)
- Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CACMID)
- The Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM)
This partnership began in order to mark November 18, 2010 as the first Canadian Antibiotic Awareness Day. Read the news release that was issued for the event. In 2010, Antibiotic Awareness Day focused on the relationship between doctors and patients by offering printed and online information for practitioners, patients and parents, as well as webcasts presenting the latest data and information on antimicrobial resistance.
Canadian health-related organizations partnered again for World Health Day on April 7, 2011. Read the news release. This collaboration continued to build momentum resulting in 3 successful, nationally attended webinars, in November 2011 and a colloquium was held at the University of Manitoba, featuring Dr. Michael Mulvey, Chief of Antimicrobial Resistance and Nosocomial Infections at the National Microbiology Laboratory.
Ongoing antibiotic awareness initiatives continue to develop through this partnership.
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