This Antibiotic Awareness Week we’re joining with health organisations around the world to promote the appropriate and safe use of antibiotics. Antibiotics are very precious and we are raising awareness of the problem of antibiotic resistance.
Everybody can be part of the solution - whenever antibiotics must be used, they must be used with care.
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