Awareness and education
Objective 1: Improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance through effective communication, education and training
Raising awareness of antimicrobial resistance and promoting behavioural change through public communication programmes that target different audiences in human health, animal health and agricultural practice as well as consumers is critical to tackling this issue. Including the use of antimicrobial agents and resistance in school curricula will also promote a better understanding and awareness from an early age.
Making antimicrobial resistance a core component of professional education, training, certification, continuing education and development in the health and veterinary sectors and agricultural practice will help to ensure proper understanding and awareness among professionals.