Antimicrobal Awareness Week

Antimicrobal Awareness Week

18th – 24th November 2020

This Antimicrobial Awareness Week we are joining with health organisations around the world to promote the appropriate and safe use of antibiotics. Antimicrobials are very precious and we are raising awareness of the problem of antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotics treat infections caused by bacteria. Overuse, misuse and inappropriate use of antibiotics may accelerate antimicrobial resistance.  Everybody can be part of the solution – whenever antimicrobials must be used, they must be used with care.

The future of antimicrobials depends on all of us!

Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria stop an antibiotic from working effectively – without effective antibiotics some procedures may not be possible and some infections could be impossible to treat. Learn more about the importance of keeping antibiotics effective at – www.safetyandquality.gov.au/aaw