The Commission supports WAAW 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 WAAW activities.
From 2023, the World Health Organization has rebranded Antimicrobial Awareness Week to World AMR Awareness Week (WAAW).
The theme for 2023 remains Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together.
World AMR 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.