World Antibiotics Awareness Week
This year's 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.
The campaign objectives are:
- To make antibiotic resistance a globally recognized 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.