World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19 November 2017
7 November 2017 -- Are you organizing an event or activity this World Antibiotic Awareness Week? Let the world know by adding your event to our interactive platform and find out what is happening in your country or region. Play the interactive game and learn about antibiotic resistance and how to prevent it. Help spread awareness by sharing messages from FAO, OIE and WHO on social media.
2 November 2017 -- The rise of antibiotic resistance is leading to untreatable infections which can affect anyone, of any age, in any country. Without urgent action, we are heading for a future in which infections and minor injuries could once again kill.
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 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.
- Social media posts and animated GIFs
- Posters 2017
- Infographics 2017
- Radio scripts
- Quiz on antibiotic resistance
- Videos - Antibiotics: Handle with care