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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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