Every year, the WHO organised the World Antibiotic Awareness Week, This year’s theme: Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics. Antibiotics are a precious resource, so it is important to get the right advice before taking them.
The WHO asks all stakeholders to spread the word and start planning now by:
- Organizing events or activities in your workplace, community, school, university.
- Spreading the word – you can find lots of information from last year’s campaign on the WAAW website, and more social media materials will be available soon. Get active on your social media accounts and get your networks involved.
- Reaching out to your local government representatives, local leaders or influencers and encouraging them to take action on antibiotic resistance.
- Leading by example: ensure you only take antibiotics if prescribed by a qualified healthcare professional, practice good hand hygiene, and never share or use leftover antibiotics.
We at Madam Therapeutics are highly supportive of this initiative. Awareness is absolutely critical to guarantee the sustainability of antibiotics. We will use our Twitter account to raise awareness for this campaign and trust this will help people with seeking advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics.