Tackling antibiotic resistance – how can schools get involved? (tools and resources )

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teachers-amrIf you’re a teacher or school nurse, or you work in an educational setting, you have the opportunity to educate young people about one of the biggest health threats we face globally – antimicrobial resistance.

Our antibiotics are under threat. Overuse and misuse of these drugs is making them less effective at treating infections and we face a future where they may no longer work at all.

Every year many children receive prescriptions for antibiotics and while it’s important they get these vital medicines when needed, research shows that prescriptions are often unnecessary and are given for illnesses that antibiotics can’t treat, like colds and flu.

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