Place: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (amphitheater 2), Skopje
Time: November 16th, 2012 (12,00-14,00h)
The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is an European health initiative that is held with the support of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in cooperation with the European Commission, the World Health Organization, European Association of clinical microbiology and communicable diseases, Permanent Commission of European Doctors. The initiative was established on November 18, 2008 and foresees marking this day in whole of Europe each year, aiming to contribute to raising awareness on responsible use of anti-biotics and related risks. Republic of Macedonia joined the initiative from its beginning, and this year, for a fifth time, will marks this day together will countries candidates and members of the EU.
Having in mind the meaning of the rational use of antibiotics and the scope of the problem caused by the growing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics, Macedonia has been taking part in this initiative since its beginning in 2008, thus being one of the 32 European countries that promoted the rational use of antibiotics amongst the population and the health workers. This year, the European day is focused on the promotion of rational use of antibiotics amongst veterinary doctors.
The day will be marked with a symposium for veterinary doctors of medicine – both academics and practitioners, and will be held on November 16th, 2012 (Friday) at the premises of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (amphitheater 2) in Skopje, 12,00-14,00h. The Agenda for the event can be found on this link (in Macedonian language).
The event is organized by the ministry of health – the multi-sector commission on anti-microbial resistance and the national coordinator on anti-microbial resistance Golubinka Bosevska, MD, the Agency on Good and Veterinary, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Skopje, the Veterinary Chamber of Macedonia, the Public Health Institute, the Centre for Regional Policy Research and Cooperation ‘Studiorum’ and the Institute of Microbiology and Parasitology at the Medical Faculty in Skopje.
Promotional materials will be distributed during the event, and will be places on the websites of the Ministry of Health, the Public Health Institute and on the webpage of the Initiative which can be found at the website of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.