World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2023

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2023

Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together


Each year World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is celebrated annually between 18-24 November to improve awareness and understanding of Antimicrobial Resistance and to encourage best practices among individuals who play a role in reducing the emergence and spread of resistance. 

AMR takes place when organisms change over time and do not respond to medicines like antibiotics, making infections they cause harder to treat. These resistant disease spreading organisms can spread causing severe illness and death. In May 2015, during the 68th World Health Assembly, a global action plan was undertaken to tackle the growing problem of resistance to antimicrobials with the objective to improve awareness and understanding of AMR.  

This year's theme for WAAW 2023 will remain, 'Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together', as in 2022. 

The CGIAR AMR Hub, led and hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), has been at the forefront to address AMR in agriculture and the environment in LMICs and this page is dedicate to the latest news on AMR.  

CGIAR AMR Hub Partners

International Water Management Institute


International Food Policy Research Institute


International Livestock Research Institute