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.
During World Antibiotic Awareness Week (12th-18th November 2018), WHO is coordinating a global campaign to raise awareness and encourage best practices among the public, policymakers, health and agriculture professionals.
For many years, antibiotic treatment has been an integral and effective part in treating bacterial infections. With persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics in both human and animal treatment, microbes have become increasingly resistant to many antibiotics, leaving certain treatments ineffective.
It is not too late to reduce the impact of antibiotic resistance. Join the global campaign and raise awareness.
Check back regularly for updates, insights and related material regarding WAAW-2018.
For more information on the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, please visit the WHO website.