Antimicrobial Awareness Week

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (AAW) is celebrated from 18 - 24 November each year. 

Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022

The overarching slogan for Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022 is Antimicrobials: handle with care and the theme for 2022 is Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together for the food, animal, agriculture and human health sectors.

The Commission supports AAW in Australia by providing a range of resources and coordinating initiatives to support the effective use of antimicrobials in preventing and containing antimicrobial resistance and local activities across the week.