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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021

12:00am - 12:00am (GMT)

Spread awareness, stop resistance

The Tripartite organisations – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) – are pleased to announce that the theme of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021 will be ‘Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance’.

The slogan of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week continues to be ‘Antimicrobials: Handle with Care‘. WAAW is celebrated from 18-24 November every year.

The WAAW 2021 campaign will encourage stakeholders, including policymakers, health care providers, and the general public to recognise that everyone can be an Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Awareness champion. Participants are encouraged to spread awareness about what AMR is, share stories about its consequences, and demonstrate how the actions of individuals, families, professionals, and communities affect the spread of AMR.

Download the FAO/OIE/WHO Toolkit here and start preparing your campaign

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021

All OIE resources are available on the dedicated web portal.