World Antibiotic Awareness Week


WAAW – November 12-18, 2018

One of the greatest threats we face globally is the growing resistance to existing antibiotics. To protect their effectiveness remains a priority. Therefore the World Health Organization (WHO), along with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) launched the campaign for the World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) in 2015.

Key messages World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018

  • Think twice. Seek advice.
  • Misuse of antibiotics puts us all at risk.

These are the key messages of the World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018. Antibiotics are a precious resource, so it is important to get the right advice before taking them. This not only ensures that patients get the best treatment – a responsible use of antibiotics will also help reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance.

Video (WHO): Antibiotics – handle with care


WHO is encouraging all member states, health partners and students, and the public to join this campaign and help raise awareness of antibiotic resistance.

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