Learn more about antibiotic resistance


The World Health Organization is leading a global campaign ‘Antibiotics: Handle with Care’
World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19 November, 2017, aims to increase awareness of antibiotic resistance and the correct prescribing of antibiotics by health professionals to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotic Awareness Week

The Action Agenda for Antimicrobial Resistance in the Western Pacific Region provides region specific action-oriented guidance focusing on developing national plans, raising awareness of antimicrobial resistance, improving surveillance and strengthening the capacity of health systems to contain antimicrobial resistance.

Action Agenda

Antibiotics do not treat viral infections, like colds and flu

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Help prevent infection through good hygiene

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Effective waste treatment can reduce antibiotic resistance