World Antibiotic Awareness Week
This year, World Antibiotic Awareness Week will be held from 13 to 19 November. WHO is encouraging all Member States, health partners and students, and the public to join this campaign and help raise awareness of antibiotic resistance.
November 2016 -- Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria change and become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the infections they cause. This is compromising our ability to treat infectious diseases and undermining many advances in medicine. WHO designed infographics and posters on antibiotic resistance for campaigns.
November 2016: You are invited to join the campaign, help raise awareness & understanding of this urgent problem & spark the changes needed to ensure antibiotics are used only when necessary & as prescribed by a health professional.
October 2016 -- Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. It is the most urgent of the drug-resistant trends. Learn more about antibiotic resistance, the scope of the issue and the steps that can be taken to reduce the impact and limit the spread.
Antibiotic resistance compromises the treatment of infectious diseases and undermining advances in health and medicine. Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process. A new survey, released today, coincides with the launch of World Antibiotics Awareness Week — a global initiative to improve understanding of the problem and change the way antibiotics are used.
Antimicrobial resistance is occurring everywhere in the world, compromising our ability to treat infectious diseases, as well as undermining many other advances in health and medicine. The goal of the global action plan is to ensure, for as long as possible, continuity of successful treatment and prevention of infectious diseases with effective and safe medicines that are quality-assured, used in a responsible way, and accessible to all who need them.
About antibiotic resistance
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