Held every November since 2015, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) gauges awareness levels in all sectors of the population via a short questionnaire and promotes the issue via a number of resources that can be found on the above links.
Antibiotic resistance is a global health threat which kills around 700,000 people worldwide each year, a figure expected to rise to 10 million by 2050 unless something is done today.
The University continues to promote antibiotic resistance messages from the UK government and Public Health England as well as the World Health Organization outside of World Antibiotic Awareness Week.
The University is engaged in cross-disciplinary research into antibiotic resistance. From examining deep-sea sponges in the search for new antibiotics, to inventing new technologies to detect antibiotic resistance in blood samples, for more effective prescribing of antibiotics.
We have organised some events for WAAW to highlight the issue of antibiotic resistance, with all proceeds going to the Peninsula Medical Foundation to support pioneering research, pilot projects, clinical trials and PhD research students at the University of Plymouth's Medical School.
Find out more about our World Antibiotic Week events below