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World Health Day – April 7, 2011

Antimicrobial resistance and its global spread

On World Health Day, April 7, 2011, the World Health Organization is launching a global campaign about the spread of antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance is a worldwide problem that limits the effectiveness of antibiotics in treating serious and life-threatening infections.

For more information see: http://www.who.int/world-health-day/en/

Public Health Agency of Canada Antimicrobial resistance is a serious medical issue that threatens the health of Canadians. The Public Health Agency of Canada monitors and publishes statistics about antimicrobial use and rates of resistance in Canada.

For more information see: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/amr-ram/index-eng.php

AntibioticAwareness.ca AntibioticAwareness.ca is a partnership of organizations in Canada with an interest in promoting the wise use of antibiotics. AntibioticAwareness.ca provides on-line educational resources to support local antimicrobial resistance campaigns.

For information and resources for World Health Day see: http://antibioticawareness.ca/



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