Fight germs and win! Antibiotic awareness poster competition information pack [CLOSED]

7 Aug 2018 | Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Poster information back cover of a cartoon hand holding germs.The poster competition is now closed. 

This pack provides information about a poster competition in schools for years 5–8, focusing on antibiotic resistance. It also provides teaching resources and information about antibiotic resistance and hand hygiene in New Zealand.

The competition encourages students to create a poster highlighting either antibiotic resistance or hand washing. It is open now and closes on Friday 28 September 2018.

The winning posters will be used to promote Patient Safety Week (which has a focus on hand hygiene to stop the spread of infections) from 4–10 November and World Antibiotic Awareness Week from 12–18 November 2018.

If you would like further information, contact us by emailing

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