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World Antibiotic Awareness Week and European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018

World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) takes place every November and aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers, prescribers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

The 2018 WAAW campaign seeks to provide greater flexibility to regions and countries to reflect their unique priorities, audiences, levels of awareness, and enabling environment for behaviour change towards handling antibiotics with care. The messaging theme for WAAW 2018 will be anchored in the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (GAP), which offers a One Health and cross-sectoral approach to address the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through its five strategic objectives.


Click here for further details on WHO’s WAAW campaign including posters and infographics



European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD)

Was launched in 2008 as a public health initiative aimed at encouraging responsible use of antibiotics held on 18th November every year


Click here for further details on ECDC’s EAAD campaign including posters and infographics

Click here to find out about campaigns across Europe


Click here to access WAAW/EAAD toolkits and resources to run local campaigns in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland