WAAW

Increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance

Celebrated annually, the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 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.

All future WAAW dates as 18 to 24 November

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week is a major global campaign that takes place annually to raise awareness of AMR and encourage best practices among the public, health workers and policy makers to slow the development and spread of drug-resistant infections. The World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) have been celebrating, supporting and coordinating the delivery of the WAAW campaign since 2015. From 2020, the Tripartite organizations decided to set all future WAAW dates as 18 to 24 November.

 

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