World Antibiotic Awareness Week

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

It’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Why should you care about antibiotic resistance?

Why It Matters

 

Reasons for the world antibiotic resistance crisis include:

  • Patients not finishing their full course of antibiotics
What You Can Do as a Patient

 

  • Health workers over-prescribing antibiotics
What You Can Do as a Health Worker

 

  • The overuse of antibiotics in livestock and fish farming
What You Can Do as a Part of Agriculture

 

  • Poor infection control in hospitals and clinics
How Antibiotic Resistance Spreads

 

  • Lack of hygiene and poor sanitation
What You Can Do as a Policy Maker

 

  • Lack of new antibiotics being developed
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