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Change Can’t Wait. Our Time with Antibiotics is Running Out

Each November, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. Since their discovery, antibiotics have served as the cornerstone of modern medicine. However, the persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics in human and animal health have encouraged the emergence and spread of AMR, which occurs when microbes, such as bacteria, become resistant to the drugs used to treat them.

Key message for general public: Think twice. Seek Advice. Misuse of Antibiotics puts us all at risk.

Webinar: "Appropriate Use of Antimicrobials; Misuse of Antibiotics Puts Us All At Risk" 12 November 2018, Recorded Session

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MAW Social Media Postcards

Responsible and prudent use of antibiotics on animals | JPG | PDF |

Handle antimicrobials with care. We can all help JPG | PDF

Follow the five "only" rules | JPG | PDF |

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Related Links

PAHO: Antimicrobial Resistance

Interactive platform: Learn how to handle antibiotics with care

WHO: World Antibiotic Awareness Week

OIE: Antimicrobial Resistance

FAO: Antimicrobial Resistance


MAW Social Media Postcards

Think Twice, Seek Advice | PDF

Misuse of Antibiotics puts us all at risk | PDF

Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance | PDF |

We need you | JPGPDF |

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WAAW 2018 Banner

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WAAW Brochures 2018

Animal feed manufacturers | Printing

Pharmaceutical industry | Printing |

Policy makers | Printing |

Veterinary students | Printing

Veterinarians | Printing |

Wholesale and retails distribuitors | Printing