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Community Antimicrobial Stewardship

BCCDC monitors trends in antibiotic resistance and antibiotic utilization in BC and provides community information about the wise use of antibiotics.

Our work

Antimicrobial resistance & utilization

BCCDC monitors trends in antibiotic resistance and antibiotic utilization in BC. Each year, we compile, analyze and interpret data on these key outcomes. We present our findings on four interactive data dashboards. Go to the dashboards.

Antibiotic Wise

Antibioticwise.ca provides relevant and specific information about antibiotic resistance and stewardship for the general public, and supports the public outreach efforts of the Community Antimicrobial Stewardship program in BC.

Do Bugs Need Drugs?

The Do Bugs Need Drugs? website provides resources for health care and educational professionals to support antimicrobial stewardship activities in BC and across Canada.


In 2000, a report from the Provincial Health Officer on "Antimicrobial Resistance: Recommended Action Plan for British Columbia" suggested that there needed to be increased awareness among the public and prescribers about the risks of antimicrobial resistance and the need to meet specific education and training requirements through collaboration with professional organizations.

To address some of these items, in the fall of 2005, funding was graciously provided by the Pharmaceutical Services Division, Ministry of Health Services for British Columbia to adopt the Do Bugs Need Drugs? program from the neighbouring province of Alberta.

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