World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019
November 18 - November 24
The future of antibiotics depends on all of us.
Each November, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.
Since their discovery, antibiotics have served as the cornerstone of modern medicine. However, the persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics in human and animal health have encouraged the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance, which occurs when microbes, such as bacteria, become resistant to the drugs used to treat them.
- Download campaign materials – Everything you need to plan and run a campaign
- Global Campaign Map – Let the world know your plans for WAAW 2019
- Sign up for WAAW updates – Get updates for this year’s campaign
- Previous campaign materials – Where our campaign began, check out materials including other health care settings and public facing messages