Antimicrobial Awareness Week is held globally each year to raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance and promote the responsible use of antimicrobials.
Antimicrobial resistance has been identified as one of the greatest threats to human health today.
The prevalence of multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens is rising worldwide. Patients with infections due to resistant bacteria experience delayed recovery and treatment failure and are more likely to die than patients with infections from non-resistant bacteria.
Highlights from Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week took place between the 18th to the 24th November
The theme for Antimicrobial Awareness Week in 2020 was 'United to preserve antimicrobials', aiming to engage stakeholders from all sectors in a One Health approach to antimicrobial resistance. The overarching slogan this year was "Antimicrobials: Handle with care"
Antimicrobials underpin modern healthcare and cannot be taken for granted; we need to work together to ensure they are used appropriately across all sectors — human and animal health, and the environment.
Antimicrobial Awareness Week daily quizzes
Consumers and general public
Test your knowledge of antimicrobial resistance with this quiz!
Health care professionals
A daily quiz to revise and increase your knowledge of antimicrobial resistance.
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