World Antibiotic Awareness Week is a campaign that is held in November and was initiated by WHO.

It now involves initiatives and organisations all over the world that are committed to tackling antibiotic resistance through raising global awareness on proper handling of antibiotics and sharing good practices.

This year, it is held from 18 to 24 November and VALUE-Dx is getting involved!

Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together

This year, the theme of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2022 is ‘Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together’. The overarching WAAW slogan continues to be ‘Antimicrobials: Handle with Care‘. WAAW is celebrated from 18-24 November every year.

The WAAW 2022 campaign calls on all sectors to encourage the prudent use of antimicrobials and to strengthen preventive measures addressing AMR, working together collaboratively through a One Health approach. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) affects us all, it’s a threat to humans, animals, plants and the environment. Fighting AMR is a truly global endeavour . Therefore, this years theme focusses on collaboration across sectors to preserve the efficacy of these critical medicines.

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  • Inappropriate use of antibiotics accelerates #antimicrobialresistance. Prescribing antibiotics with great care remains essential to #StopSuperbugs! #AMR #WAAW2022
  • Fighting #AMR is a truly global effort. Let’s join our forces and stop #antibioticresistance together! #WAAW2022
  • Point-of-care testing can be a powerful tool in fight against #antimicrobialresistance by preventing unnecessary usage of antibiotics #POCT #AMR #WAAW2022
  • Antibiotics work against bacteria, not viruses! Use antibiotics prudently to stop the rise of #antibioticresistance in the #COVID-19 pandemic
  • #COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the value of diagnostics – Using #diagnostics can prevent #AMR from spreading so we should invest efforts in developing them
  • Innovative and cost-effective #diagnostics can #StopSuperbugs – we can stop the rise of #antibioticresistance
  • Most respiratory tract infections are caused by viruses – #antibiotics are useless in these cases! Innovative and cost-effective #diagnostics can #StopSuperbugs – together, we can stop the rise of #antibioticresistance @IMI_JU #WAAW2022
  • The world is running out of antibiotics – Make sure they are used wisely by using #diagnostics. Respiratory tract infections are the most common reason for unnecessary #antibiotic prescription. @IMI_JU #WAAW2022
  • #Diagnostics can help guide proper handling of #antibiotics @IMI_JU #WAAW2022

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