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Fake Antibiotics in spotlight at Wellcome Trust Call to Action on AMR: 19-20 November

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Fake Antibiotics in spotlight at Wellcome Trust Call to Action on AMR: 19-20 November


Fight the Fakes will be in Ghana the second time this year to do what it does best: Raise awareness about falsified medicines at the Wellcome Trust Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance from 19-20 November. The focus will be specifically on fake antibiotics and their role in spreading antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

AMR is recognized as one of the most challenging global health threats today, and fake antibiotics can be a significant contributor to spreading AMR. According to WHO, one-third of all falsified and substandard antimicrobials reported were first and second choice antibiotics, meaning they are widely available.

Fake antibiotics can contain an insufficient amount of active ingredients, which increases the risk of antimicrobial resistance. This is why it is key Fight the Fakes contributes to the fight against superbugs and raises awareness about the dangers of falsified antibiotics.

The Call to Action, organised by the Wellcome Trust in partnership with the Inter-Agency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance, and co-hosted with the governments of Ghana and Thailand, and the United Nations Foundation, is a key event to discuss which are the critical gaps in tackling drug-resistant infections.

Make sure you look for Fight the Fakes partners IFPMAIPSF and USP, who will be there to represent the campaign.

Join the campaign on Social Media and speak up against #fakemeds

Share our Fight the Fakes visuals and messages on Twitter and Facebook using #fakemeds and #StopSuperbugs. Tell us why you fight fake medicines and drug resistance. We want to hear from you!

You can also DOWNLOAD our Wellcome CTA on AMR Flyer.

Message 1:

#Fakemeds contribute to AMR – that’s why fighting them also means fighting antimicrobial resistance

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Message 2:

#DYK that #fakemeds can spread Antimicrobial Resistance? Follow @FightTheFakes and speak up against falsified medicines and superbugs

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Message 3:

#Fakemeds can contain sub optimal doses of active ingredients, which contributes to drug resistance

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Message 4:

Watch out for #fake antibiotics – they contribute to drug resistance! Speak up with @FightTheFakes

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Message 5:

According to @WHO, antimalarials and #antibioitcs are amongst the most commonly reported #fakemeds. Support @FightTheFakes and speak up against falsified medicines and drug resistance

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