WORLD ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS WEEK 18 – 24 November 2019

 

The future of antibiotics depends on all of us.

Each November, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance 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 antibiotic resistance, which occurs when microbes, such as bacteria, become resistant to the drugs used to treat them.

This is particularly important, of course, for those of us working with children and adults living with PID.

For further details on this event and links to download ‘campaign essentials’, follow this link:

https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2019/11/18/default-calendar/world-antibiotic-awareness-week-2019

 

 

 

 

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