Hello hello heloo!
Its my first post in the month of October, coming later than expected and sincerely apologise. Its been a rather busy month and the autumn winds have started to cause the dark to creep in early. It always seems like 24hours is not enough (does anyone else feel the same?) lol
Ok, the children have settled into the term and so have parents, with new routines and all. As half term approaches, I hope to share a simple half term recipe so please stay glueeeed. Yes, I know I have taken a bit of time to write this but I believe the information below is so useful for our world…
I thought to do this short post on Antibiotics awareness which was inspired by an awesome lady I have come to know and my passion to write articles on matters that add value to our community, health and world at large aside good food 🙂
Diane Ashiru-Oredope is the Pharmacist Lead for Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection and the chair of the European antibiotics awareness Day (November 18) activities in England. “ANTIBIOTICS RESISTANCE IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST THREATS FACING US TODAY”. Now, that’s one statement that should be of concern to everyone because everyone takes or has taken antibiotics at some point in life.
The purpose of this national UK project (hopefully worldwide soon) is to slow the resistance of antibiotics by effectively controlling its use. What am I saying in a nut shell? “The more you use antibiotics unnecessarily, the less effective it will become in routine treatment for mankind. I know so many of us including myself *confession*, that have used antibiotics when not needed so I am aware of the importance of this post.
As part of our call to action to SAVE OUR ANTIBIOTICS and in effect ourselves, everyone of us should become an ANTIBIOTIC GUARDIAN by making a simple pledge about how you will make better use of antibiotics and help save antibiotics from becoming obsolete. All you have to do is choose one of the pledges that as a family ……, you will pledge any of the following :
For illness that our bodies are good at fighting off on their own, like coughs, colds, sore throats and flu, I pledge to talk to my pharmacist about how to treat my child’s symptoms first rather than going to the GP
Incase you may be wondering….I have become an antibiotic guardian and pledged point 2 which we already do as a family and will continue to do hence point 2 is in bold :). However, I have also taken note of the other points. Guess what, you also get a certificate to show your support and commitment to this worthy cause.
The target is to have at least 10,000 members of the public and healthcare professionals to commit to at least one pledge for proper use of antibiotics. This will help the campaign to raise more awareness. By becoming an antibiotic guardian and encouraging others to do same, you will be playing your path in slowing the resistance of antibiotics and saving our world at large. EVEN IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE UK OR EUROPE, YOU CAN STILL ACTIVATE ANY OF THESE PLEDGES IN YOUR HOME for a safer environment.
Our world is currently under threat with the presence of the Ebola virus and one of the simple methods that is used to avoid the spread of the virus is washing your hands (so you can see why this single act has become a very important to everyone). So my question is, will you pledge to become an antibiotic guardian in order to help save our antibiotics?
For more information on the antibiotic project…
Until next post, Keep impacting positively, Keep moving and “Keep Making It Happen”
Tracey x x x