Training the healthcare professional and empowering the patient.
The current misleading antibiotics prescription in many European countries is one of the biggest threats to western societies.
Up to 25,000 people die every year in Europe as a direct consequence of the misuse of antibiotics, a figure that rises up to 30,000 in the United States (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control).
The HAPPY PATIENT project is a 3 year Project co-funded by the 3rd Health Programme of the European Union under the Grant Agreement number: 900024.
HAPPY PATIENT seeks to reduce the impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by decreasing the inappropriate use of antimicrobials for the management of common community-acquired infection.
HAPPY PATIENT builds upon evidence and proposes an innovative patient-centred approach. The patient-centred strategy implies the involvement of all health
care-providers acting as main point of contact for the management of community-acquired infections. It means the project will include HCPs working in general
practice, OOH services, dentists, nursing homes and community pharmacies. This will be implemented in 5 Target Countries (Spain, France, Lithuania, Poland and
Greece) with diverse health systems, incomes and level of antimicrobial medicines consumption.
The HAPPY PATIENT consortium contains a wide diversity of geographical and professional coverage throughout the EU.