European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2016: EPRUMA pledges to promote responsible use

EPRUMA welcomes the 9th edition of European Antibiotic Awareness Day, and takes the opportunity to reiterate its commitment to promoting the responsible use of all veterinary medicines, including antibiotics.

Cooperation between EU institutions, national authorities and key stakeholders – working in both human and animal health – is critical to ensure the responsible use of all antibiotics from a truly One-Health approach, and to fight antimicrobial resistance. On European Antibiotic Awareness Day, EPRUMA reconfirms its firm commitment to promoting the responsible use of veterinary medicines through the collaborative work of its 10 member organisations. This includes facilitating information exchange on best practices, developing best-practice framework documents, and supporting transparency on antibiotic use through surveillance and resistance monitoring.