Self-care policy – live in action

AMR as case for future self-care

Debate at the Danish policy festival, Folkemødet 2018, about antibiotic resistance – and the need to engage everyone in caring for themselves and others to help solve this challenge. If one was still looking for a killer USP of self-care, AMR fits the bill – alas of the sinister kind.

The event was arranged by the Danish Medial Association, the Danish Veterinary Association, the Danish Council for Better Hygiene, and the Danish Committee for Health Education – a great opportunity and very inspiring way to see how such an important self-care issue resonates with citizens.

Key points were, that we need better ways of engaging citizens, including stronger efforts to improve health literacy and understanding of basic preventive measures. Engaged, informed, and educated citizens are essential to any solutions as self-care are a vital tool.