WHO global health days

Infographics 2017

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017

Misusing and overusing antibiotics puts us all at risk

Taking antibiotics when they are not needed accelerates emergence of antibiotic resistance, one of the biggest threats to global health.

Infographic: World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017

Everyone has a role to play

You can help prevent antibiotic resistance. Preventing infection can reduce the use of antibiotics, and limit the spread of antibiotic resistance. Good basic hygiene is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of infection.

Infographic: World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017

Think twice. Seek advice.

Taking antibiotics when they are not needed accelerates emergence of antibiotic resistance, one of the biggest threats to global health.

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The role of infection prevention and control

On average, 1 in every 10 patients is affected by health care-associated infections (HAIs). Antibiotic-resistant HAIs can double or more, the likelihood of death.