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How can you give…..pledge to become an Antibiotic Guardian

(9 November 2017)

In the run up to #Giving Tuesday, an international day of doing good stuff for charity, we are running a series of articles promoting ways in which the University can support you in donating your time, skills or money to help causes close to your heart.

This week we are highlighting the opportunity to become an Antibiotic Guardian, as antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today. Without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous. Setting broken bones, basic operations, even chemotherapy and animal health all rely on access to antibiotics that work.

To slow resistance we need to cut the unnecessary use of antibiotics and everyone can help with this. You are invited to choose one simple pledge about how you’ll make better use of antibiotics and help save these vital medicines from becoming obsolete.

You can make a pledge by visiting one of the many student-led information stands which will be popping up on campus to mark antibiotic awareness day on Wednesday, 15 November from 12 –  2pm. Stands can be found in the foyers of Humanities Bridgeford Street, Alan Turing, Jean McFarlane, Renold Building and Stopford Building.  Alternatively you can pledge online at any time by visiting http://antibioticguardian.com/.

The University flagship programme ‘One Student, One Campus, One Life – Action on Antibiotic Drug Resistance’ is holding a number of events from 13 November to mark World Antibiotics Awareness Week. You can find out more on StaffNet.

  • #GivingTuesday takes place on 28 November 2017 and for further ideas on activities to get involved with then pop along to the main Making a Difference Fair in Renold Building, or the fringe event in Stopford Building between 12pm and 2pm