World Antibiotic Awareness Week
About this event:
World Antibiotic Awareness Week is being observed from 13- 19th November, 2017 with the theme of “Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics.” Accordingly The National Institute of Health (NIH), Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination Islamabad in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO), National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC), District Health Department Islamabad and Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) has conducted some activities including distribution of awareness posters for human and animal health sectors, press briefings, talk shows, seminars to create better understanding on Antimicrobial Resistance(AMR).
Among all these activities, an awareness walk was also organized by NIH. The aim of the event was to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing. This event will also create awareness on the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in humans and animals. A large number of health professionals, students, partners and media personnel participated in the event.