World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19 November 2017

Use antibiotics wisely to combat rising drug resistance


Excipients do not directly play a role in this topic but would like to raise your attention to this important topic.


During World Antibiotic Awareness week, 13-19 November 2017, WHO and partners will reach out to the general public, health professionals, governments, farmers, veterinarians, the food and feed industry and others via a social media campaign using infographics, quizzes, and success stories to raise awareness of the need to act on antibiotic resistance and what kinds of steps we can take.

Poster with six causes of antibiotic resistance
Causes of Antibiotic Resistance

In the lead-up to World Antibiotic Awareness Week, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are together calling for responsible use of antibiotics in humans and animals to reduce the emergence of antibiotic resistance.


Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world and threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases. Infections affecting people – including pneumonia, tuberculosis, blood poisoning and gonorrhoea – and animals alike are becoming harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat as antibiotics become less effective.


Quiz - How much do you know about antibiotics?