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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

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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 [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0TQE_XZRPo

Working together towards responsible antimicrobial use

07/11/2017
Antimicrobial Resistance or AMR is a global threat. An estimated 700,000 people die from resistant infections every year. Antimicrobial Resistance is, perhaps, an ultimate example of the importance of the One Health concept: the idea that human health, animal health [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3YXW_gWNz4

The role of agriculture in preventing the development of antimicrobial resistance

10/02/2017
Public health and sustainable food production are facing a serious global threat today: the increasing spread of Antimicrobial Resistance.
https://youtu.be/J69dwSTn9HM

Antimicrobial Resistance. The role of food and agriculture

17/11/2016
FAO plays a key role in supporting governments, producers, traders and other stakeholders to move towards the responsible use of antimicrobials in agriculture, thus helping reduce antimicrobial resistance in agricultural systems
https://youtu.be/URx6HfGtz34

Antimicrobial Resistance. What is it?

14/11/2016
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global threat of increasing concern to human and animal health. It also has implications for both food safety and food security and the economic wellbeing of millions of farming households.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiH400W-xnQ

FAO and Antimicrobial Resistance: National Action Plans

14/11/2016
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health today. It poses a major challenge to health, food security, & development. It can affect anyone, of any age, in any country. All around the world, bacteria are becoming [...]
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