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World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) 2018

Our time with antibiotics is running out. Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels worldwide, compromising our ability to treat common infectious diseases and undermining many advances in health and medicine. On November 12-18, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) takes place to raise awareness on antibiotic resistance (AR) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Join the global campaign to raise awareness and understanding of this urgent problem. 

October 21, 2018

Antibiotic resistance is a globally recognized health issue and tackling antibiotic resistance is high priority for WHO. 

As part of implementation of objective 1 of the Global Action Plan (GAP) on antimicrobial resistance, WHO is coordinating a global campaign to raise awareness and encourage best practices among the public, policymakers, health and agriculture professionals. 

The messaging theme during these five days of WAAW are anchored in the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance and the five strategic objectives - awareness, global AMR surveillance, infection prevention and control, optimal antimicrobial use and investment in R&D. 

It is not too late to reduce the impact of antibiotic resistance. Join the global campaign and raise awareness.

During the week of WAAW we will provide updates, insights and related material within the area.

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Global Action Plan Antimicrobial Resistance

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