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World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19 November 2017

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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: 13-19 November. Click HERE to access the Tripartite Trello.

Follow the social media campaign using the #AMR hashtag 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

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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.
https://youtu.be/V6sWd0EcT6I

More countries acting to combat antimicrobial resistance in food and agriculture

17/11/2017
The most recent annual survey by FAO, the OIE, and the WHO on progress made in establishing national AMR action plans, conducted this past spring, found that out of 147 countries responding, over half report now having a plan in [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2Ixa-CkZok

We all have a role to play in combating antimicrobial resistance

09/11/2017
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a growing threat to all lives and livelihoods, but together we can make changes to keep antimicrobials working. Consumers, decision makers, farmers and food producers, health professionals and innovators, learn more about how YOU can help tackle [...]
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