World Antimicrobial Awareness Week – 18th to 24th November 2021

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the public, health workers, farmers, animal health professionals and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. The theme for WAAW 2021 is:  Spread awareness, stop[…]

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Antibiotic Awareness Week, 18th-22nd November 2020

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to inspire best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. What is antimicrobial resistance? Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health concern; and[…]

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Antibiotic Awareness Week, 18th -24th November 2019

Antibiotics are strong lifesaving medications that fight and prevent infections. Antibiotics do not work against the common cold and flu viruses. Antibiotics only work to treat conditions caused by bacteria, not those caused by viruses. However, despite their potency, antibiotics have limitations and sometimes may kill some protective bacteria and[…]

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Save Lives: Clean Hands, 5th May 2018

Hand hygiene remains crucial to effective infection prevention and control, and this date aims to improve awareness and bring people together in support of continued global improvements. This May 5th the World Health Organisation are linking the hand hygiene campaign to the ‘Antibiotics, handle with care’ initiative, highlighting the relationship[…]

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