World antibiotic awareness week is observed on the third week of November every year. This week is celebrated to raise awareness on the importance of seeking advice from qualified healthcare professionals before taking antibiotics. Antibiotics resistance occurs naturally, but using them randomly speeds up the problem, making it a high priority issue for WHO.
Objectives of World Antibiotic Week
Making antibiotic resistance a global health issue, raising the level of awareness and the importance of using antibiotics in a proper way.
Highlighting the role of government, communities and individuals in tackling antibiotic resistance.