Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics
The third World Antibiotic Awareness Week initiated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) will take place from 13–19 November 2017. It aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of AMR.
The year’s theme: Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics. Antibiotics are a precious resource, so it is important to get the right advice before taking them. This not only ensures you and your family get the best treatment, responsible use of antibiotics will also help reduce the threat of AMR.