World Antibiotics Awareness Week 2019

Event & Webinar
Keep antimicrobials working!

World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) will be celebrated this year from 18-24 November 2019. It is one of the most important global events of the United Nations having included antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as one of the biggest threats to global health.

This year, #WorldAntibioticAwarenessWeek is raising awareness on the global efforts to address #AMR. In Asia and the Pacific, #2019WAAW is calling to improve awareness and understanding of the risks of AMR; strengthening evidence-based AMR-mitigation strategies through surveillance and research; and, promoting good practices and prudent use of antimicrobials in food and agriculture. With the theme of #BeAntibioticSmart, we can help in mitigating the spread of AMR.

You are invited to attend the celebrations at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand to participate in the formal opening of #2019WAAW celebrations in Asia and the Pacific. If you can't attend the event, then you have the option to listen to the series of technical webinars from 20-21 November 2019.

WAAW Opening | 19 November 2019 | 09.00–13.00 (Bangkok time)


  • Welcome remarks, Dr Katinka de Balogh, FAO RAP
  • Opening remarks, Dr Kachen Wongsathapornchai, FAO RAP; Dr Dan Schar, USAID
  • World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Dr Domingo Caro, FAO RAP
  • Launching of the Regional AMR Monitoring and Surveillance Guideline Number 1: Monitoring and surveillance of AMR in bacteria from healthy food animals intended for consumption, FAO RAP & Chulalongkorn University
  • Introduction to the future FAO AMR Reference Centre: The Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dr Katinka de Balogh, FAO RAP; Dr Rungtip Chuanchuen, CU VET AMR
  • Transforming AMR surveillance in food and agriculture in Asia: A photo exhibition

AMR Technical Seminar/Webinar Day 1
21 November 2019 | 09.00–13.00 (Bangkok time)


  • Introduction/Welcome remarks, Dr Katinka de Balogh, FAO RAP; Dr Rungtip Chuanchuen, Chulalongkorn University
  • Bacterial resistance strategies and molecular mechanisms of resistance, Dr Mary Joy Gordoncillo, FAO RAP
  • Antimicrobial use in animals and AMR drivers in animal production, Dr Han Zifeng, FAO RAP
  • FAO, OIE and WHO actions to address AMR, Dr Yooni Oh, FAO RAP; Dr Tikiri Wijayathilaka, OIE SRR; and, Dr David Sutherland, WHO SEARO
  • AMR learning resources for veterinary students, Dr Mary Joy Gordoncillo, FAO RAP
  • Handing of certificate of attendance, closing and photo exhibit viewing, Dr Katinka de Balogh, FAO RAP

AMR Technical Seminar/Webinar Day 2
22 November 2019 | 09.00–13.00 (Bangkok time)


  • Introduction/Welcome remarks, Dr Katinka de Balogh, FAO RAP; Dr Achariya Sailasuta, FAVA
  • Alternatives to antibiotics, Dr Ramon Maluping, FAO RAP
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the human sector and its adaption in agriculture (Part 1), Dr David Sutherland, WHO SEARO
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the human health sector and its adaption in agriculture (Part 2), Dr Mary Joy Gordoncillo, FAO RAP
  • Practical field applications and examples under the regional setting, Dr Han Zifeng, FAO RAP; Dr Madhur Dhingra, FAO RAP
  • Handing of certificate of attendance, closing and photo exhibit viewing, Dr Katinka de Balogh, FAO RAP
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Contact info: [email protected]
Our appreciation to the funding support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the technical support provided by Nadia Rumich and Alessandra Alviti from EuFMD.
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