World Antibiotic Awareness Week 12-16 November 2018

World antibiotic awareness week (WAAW) is coming up and WHO has developed many communication materials available for download. We encourage you all to participate and contribute in spreading the word around these two important messages:

“Think twice. Seek advice”

“Misuse of antibiotics puts us all at risk”

During WAAW we encourage you to make use of the following resources:

  • social media messaging
  • a new infographic on how to improve use of antibiotics in surgical services
  • a training module for surgical site infection (SSI) prevention training module
  • a tele-class on implementation strategies and resources for SSI prevention (scheduled for 14 November from 2:30 to 3:30 pm CET)

You can also visit the resource page for the infection prevention and control (IPC) department at WHO for other IPC materials: http://www.who.int/infection-prevention/tools/core-components/en/