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Antibiotic awareness week

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. It is the most urgent of the drug-resistant trends.

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Previously, we have been able to combat resistance by developing new drugs.  But now, we are facing a dry pipeline of new antibiotics  – that means infections that are treatable will once again kill.  Preventing infection through improved sanitation and hygiene is one of five objectives in the Global Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance.


Learn more this World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19 November 2017

Watch interview with Kate Medlicott, WHO, about antimicrobial resistance.

Learn more about World Health Organization (WHO)'s work on wastewater, sanitation and antimicrobial resistance:

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