To find out more about Antimicrobial Stewardship programs and Antibiotic Awareness Week in your state or territory visit the following websites or contact your jurisdictional Antimicrobial Stewardship coordinator:
Australian Capital Territory: Kathryn Daveson
Victoria: Quality Use of Medicines Program, Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative Kylie McIntosh (Tues, Wed)
Northern Territory:Rob Baird
A global action plan to tackle the growing problem of resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines was endorsed at the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly in May 2015. One of the key objectives of the plan is to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance through effective communication, education and training.
In 2014, the World Health organization released its first report on global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance, as part of an ongoing program focussed on antimicrobial resistance.
World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office – Learn more about antimicrobial resistance in our region.