Resources for Antimicrobial Awareness Week (AAW)

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week will now routinely occur between 18 - 24 November each year starting from 2020 (irrespective of the day of the week). WHO Antimicrobial Awareness Week.

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.

The slogan for Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020 is 'Antimicrobials: handle with care', applicable to all sectors, and the theme for the human health sector for 2020 is 'United to preserve antimicrobials'. 

Antimicrobial Awareness Week (AAW)

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week will now routinely occur between 18 - 24 November each year, starting from 2020 (irrespective of the day of the week). WHO Antimicrobial Awareness Week.

The Commission supports AAW through a range of resources which are available for use and adaptation, across the healthcare system. The Commission undertakes a range of activities to draw attention to promoting the effective use of antimicrobials in patient care, and in the prevention and containment of antimicrobial resistance.  

The slogan for Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020 is 'Antimicrobials: handle with care'applicable to all sectors, and the theme for the human health sector for 2020 is 'United to preserve antimicrobials'.