World Antibiotic Awareness Week
November 2021   HEALTHCARE

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Global antibiotic resistance is a growing public health issue. How can you help avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance?
Scroll to read

Each year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) conducts Antibiotic Awareness Week to increase awareness of antibiotic resistance, and to emphasise the importance of following best healthcare practices to prevent the emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.

Antibiotic resistance is a huge risk to public health because drugs that are designed to kill common germs, such as bacteria and fungi, are becoming ineffective over time as they develop a resistance to the effects.

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are accelerating the rate at which these antibiotic-resistant infections occur. Unfortunately, when an infection reaches a state of resistance, it requires more costly, invasive treatments and has a higher mortality rate.

Therefore it's essential for everyone to follow best healthcare practices to help prevent the spread of these infections.

We've put together a flyer that covers the following: 

  • What antibiotic resistance is.
  • How you can help prevent antibiotic resistance.

Download and share our World Antibiotic Awareness Week flyer.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions. We’re at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Related articles

Work, life and finding balance

We know that balancing work and life isn’t always easy. Demanding jobs, tight deadlines, and often having to put in a few extra hours can make it challenging to find the time for other important things – such as our family and friends, fitness, and travel.

Woman looking through the window

What is languishing, and how can we conquer it?

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new glossary of terms and buzzwords. ‘The new normal’, ‘COVID fatigue’ and ‘coronasomnia’ have become part of our daily conversations. But if you’ve been experiencing a lack of drive or an ongoing sense of feeling low, this one may be for you: ‘languishing’.