Join the fight against antibiotic resistance
The development of antibiotics was one of the most important advances of medicine. Now, because of the overuse and misuse of antibiotics, bacterial infections that were once easily cured with antibiotics are becoming harder to treat. This is due to antibiotic resistance.
What is Antibiotic Awareness Week?
Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual, global initiative encouraging health professionals and the wider community to learn more about antibiotic resistance and the importance of taking antibiotics correctly. Watch this page for next year's dates.
What you can do to help
We all have a responsibility to fight antibiotic resistance.
This year, we asked consumers, policy-makers, and health professionals across the agricultural, veterinary and health sectors to band together to preserve the miracle of antibiotics. Whether you use, prescribe, dispense or provide advice about antibiotics, you can make a difference.
Pledge to join the fight against antibiotic resistance today.
Watch more videos on antibiotic resistance on our YouTube channel.
Resources for consumers and health professionals
Use these tools to fight antibiotic resistance in your workplace, home or school.
NPS MedicineWise, as part of our five-year campaign to address antibiotic resistance in Australia, would like to thank our Antibiotic Awareness Week official supporters.
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care | Australian Veterinary Association | Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases | Australian Society for Antimicrobials | Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control | Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine | Australasian Medical Writers Association | Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association | Therapeutic Guidelines | National Asthma Council Australia | The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia | The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia