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WHO: World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017


Theme: Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics

Antibiotics are a precious resource, so it is important to get the right advice before taking them. This not only ensures you and your family get the best treatment, responsible use of antibiotics will also help reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance.

Campaign objectives

  • To make antibiotic resistance a globally recognised health issue.
  • To raise awareness of the need to preserve the power of antibiotics through appropriate use.
  • To increase the recognition that individuals, health and agriculture professionals, and governments must all play a role in tackling antibiotic resistance.
  • To encourage behaviour change and convey the message that simple actions can make a difference.


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


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