Patients need to play a much bigger role in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR), as they are directly involved in over-prescribing, overuse and self-medication, the scale and effect of which is still unknown. Despite there are many organizations interested in the issue of AMR, and the diversity of expertise and experience is vast, to date, there has been no consolidated effort globally to amalgamate these and provide a coherent guidance and support for patients’ engagement in tackling this global public health threat.
For this reason, Cittadinanzattiva, through its European branch Active Citizenship Network (ACN), has become involved, together with IAPO and ALCER, in an European project recalling, since its title, the AMR Patient Alliance, developed by IAPO P4PS Observatory with the aim to gather the voice of patients around the issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The mission of the AMR Patient Alliance is to involve all stakeholders, in particular patient groups, patients and carers, to work on patient empowerment, literacy and engagement for preserving the effectiveness of antibiotics, so that they can be accessible and effective for as long as possible for the future generations.
MAIN PLANNED ACTIVITIES
In order to achieve the objectives mentioned above, Active Citizenship Network (ACN) has committed to undertake the following activities:
- A training seminar on the topic of AMR addressed to leaders of PAGs & civic associations, supporters and partners of Cittadinanzattiva, citizens. To know more about the programme, please click here
- Contribution to the development of an online repository of AMR-related educational, advocacy and awareness-raising materials for patient organizations, patients, and caregivers.
- Support to the course “Antimicrobial Resistance: Patient Role in Rational Use” accessible to all EU citizens and developed by IAPO P4PSO and the Patient Academy for Innovation and Research (PAIR Academy).
TO KNOW MORE, VISIT THE RELATED PAGES:
- EU project “AMR Patient Alliance – developing educational repository for patient and caregiver awareness of drug resistant infections” (EN – IT languages)
- EU training seminar - 21 June 2022 | Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): a global health threat. What to know to better address it at the local level (EN – IT languages)
- Italian Repository of materials for patients on Antimicrobial Resistance / Antimicrobial Stewardship (here and here)
- On demand course “Antimicrobial Resistance: Patient Role in Rational Use” – Italian version (here and here)
- Our policy on patient safety: focus on Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
The project was realized also thanks the involvement of two healthcare professionals and indipendent experts, Dr. Stefano Celotto, General Practitioner with Specialized Training, and Dr. Daniele Celotto, Specialist doctor in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine and member of the European Network to Promote Infection Prevention for Patient Safety (EUNETIPS), who contributed to a thorough and careful supervision of the contents of the Italian repository on AMR-related material, of the content of the EU training seminar and of the translation of the contents of the training course. Here you can find their brief bio.
The project has been realized thanks to the unconditional support of Pfizer
To know more about the commitment of Cittadinanzattiva-Active Citizenship Network on the topic of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), please click here.
To know more:
- Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): a global health threat. What to know to better address it at the local level
To know more please contact the Project Manager Maira Cardillo at
(Updated in May 2023)