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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021: 18-24 November

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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021: 18-24 November

Every Year, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is observed between 18th November and 24th November across the world. the main aim of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is to raise awareness of global antimicrobial resistance

  • It also aims to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policymakers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW): History

  • The proposal of this day was introduced in Europe first time in 2007 and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) conducted meetings to explore the issue and develop a plan.

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW): Theme 2021

  • The theme 2021 for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is ‘Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance.’ and World Antimicrobial Awareness Week’s primary tagline is ‘Antimicrobials: Handle with Care.’
  • The theme focuses on One Health stakeholders, policymakers, health care providers, and the general public to make Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Awareness champions.

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