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World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 12-18 November 2018

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Seek expert advice to use antimicrobials responsibly

Although antimicrobials are vital to defend people, animals and plants against infections, their misuse and overuse can lead to their failure as microbes develop resistance to these life-saving treatments. Seek expert advice to use antimicrobials responsibly and only when needed to keep antimicrobials working.

Everyone has a role to play in combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Visit our tripartite interactive platform to play games, select social media cards to share, and add your events to the interactive map!

What can I do?

You can lead by example by making sure you are using antimicrobials at the right times and for the right reasons according to expert advice.

For World Antibiotic Awareness Week, FAO together with the World Health Organization and the World Organisation for Animal Health have developed materials you can use during the campaign week: 12-18 November. Click HERE to access the Tripartite Toolkit and HERE for the FAO Toolkit.

Follow the social media campaign using the #AntimicrobialResistance #WAAW2018 and #WAAW18 hashtags and help spread awareness about #AMR on social media. You can also reach out to your local government representatives or social media influencers to encourage them to take action for the responsible use of antimicrobials.

 
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Videos

https://youtu.be/bxxEov_OJRU

Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat

12/11/2018
To keep antimicrobials working, everyone has a role to play – find out what you can do to help. Please share this video to help spread the word, not the germs! Responsible antimicrobial use saves lives and will help us [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEk5uBJtWOQ&feature=youtu.be

3 tips to keep your animals healthy without using antibiotics

09/11/2018
To keep antibiotics working, everyone has a role to play. We are over-using and mis-using antibiotics and other antimicrobials. Drug-resistant infections are killing one person every minute. Watch the video for tips from a FAO expert.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPwffLznYag&feature=youtu.be

Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat

20/11/2017
Healthy animals, just like healthy people, do not need antimicrobials. Changes in agricultural practices are key to reducing the risk of antimicrobial resistance
https://youtu.be/_yaiWxk9-Ng

Watch our video series for World Antibiotic Awareness Week!

20/11/2017
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a growing threat to all lives and livelihoods, but together we can make changes to keep antimicrobials working. Watch our special video series for World Antibiotic Awareness Week to learn how consumers, decision makers, farmers and [...]
https://youtu.be/8Mf2u1-9cck

Consumers can help combat antimicrobial resistance

20/11/2017
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a growing threat to all lives and livelihoods, but together we can make changes to keep antimicrobials working. Consumers, here’s how YOU can help combat antimicrobial resistance.
https://youtu.be/2H-cGviMsKk

Decision makers can help combat antimicrobial resistance

20/11/2017
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a growing threat to all lives and livelihoods, but together we can make changes to keep antimicrobials working. Decision makers, national authorities, here’s how YOU can help combat antimicrobial resistance.
https://youtu.be/RKK0GZWOVTM

Farmers and food producers can help combat antimicrobial resistance

20/11/2017
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a growing threat to all lives and livelihoods, but together we can make changes to keep antimicrobials working. Farmers and food producers, here’s how YOU can help combat antimicrobial resistance.
https://youtu.be/zfBZ6jI5VWQ

Health professionals can help combat antimicrobial resistance

20/11/2017
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a growing threat to all lives and livelihoods, but together we can make changes to keep antimicrobials working. Veterinarians, here’s how YOU can help combat antimicrobial resistance.
https://youtu.be/o1dY0HlgwtI

Innovators can help combat antimicrobial resistance

20/11/2017
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a growing threat to all lives and livelihoods, but together we can make changes to keep antimicrobials working. Innovators in research and industry, here’s how YOU can help combat antimicrobial resistance.
https://youtu.be/OCbAZI2YeE8

FAO is helping to combat antimicrobial resistance

20/11/2017
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a growing threat to all lives and livelihoods, but together we can make changes to keep antimicrobials working. Here is how FAO is helping to combat antimicrobial resistance.
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