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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week is a global campaign that runs between 18-24 November to improve the awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance.

Antimicrobials, including antibiotics, are medicines used to prevent and treat infections.

With the increase in use of antibiotics comes challenges around antimicrobial resistance (this is when bacteria change over time and no longer respond to antibiotics, making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death) and antibiotic induced infections. More than ever, antimicrobial stewardship is vital in supporting the appropriate use of antibiotics in our healthcare system today.

On this page you will find a variety of resources and information for healthcare professionals around this topic. Take a look and see how we can play a critical role in one of the biggest threats to global health - antimicrobial resistance.