World Antibiotic Awareness Week (18-23 November 2019)

Antibiotic resistance is a serious worldwide problem, and it’s happening in Australia. The World Health Organization has warned that antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest threats to human health today.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual event that raises awareness about the serious health issue of antibiotic resistance and encourages people across the globe to handle antibiotics with care.

This World Antibiotic Awareness Week, NPS MedicineWise has an urgent message to all Australians: It’s time to take antibiotic resistance seriously.

Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria stop an antibiotic from working effectively – without effective antibiotics some procedures may not be possible and some infections could be impossible to treat. Learn more about the importance of keeping antibiotics effective at www.safetyandquality.gov.au/aaw

During this week Far West Local Health District will be highlighting the serious issue of antibiotic resistance and empowering health professionals and the community to be part of the solution

Visit our stand in the foyer of Broken Hill Health Service for more information and pamphlets for consumers on Antibiotic Awareness.

 

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