World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19 November 2017
Start planning now for World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19 November 2017. This year's theme: Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics. Antibiotics are a precious resource, so it is important to get the right advice before taking them. This not only ensures you and your family get the best treatment, responsible use of antibiotics will also help reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance. The 2017 posters have been published on this site for use around the world as a campaign resource.
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.
- Posters 2017
- Infographics 2017
- Videos: Antibiotics. Handle with care
- Quiz on antibiotic resistance
Countdown to WAAW 2017
World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19 November