Resources for Antimicrobial Awareness Week (AAW)

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week is celebrated between 18 - 24 November each year.

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 support local AAW activities.

The overarching message for Antimicrobial Awareness Week in 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.

Antimicrobial Awareness Week is an opportunity to focus on, and promote, the safe and appropriate use of antimicrobials in your health service or hospital and note the challenge of antimicrobial resistance for safe health care. These activities demonstrate the importance of appropriate antimicrobial use for patient safety.