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AMR Awareness Week Campaign 2022 (18 - 24 Nov)

Drug-resistant bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasite can spread between and within populations of animals, people, and plants as well as via the environment. As a result, the One Health approach—a set of multisectoral interventions—is necessary to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The health of humans, animals, plants, and the environment are all intricately linked and dependent on one another, according to this holistic viewpoint. (Source: WHO WAAW Campaign Guide 2022.

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2022 is a global initiative to increase awareness and knowledge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to promote best practices across One Health stakeholders in order to minimize the emergence and spread of drug-resistant pathogens. WAAW is observed annually from November 18 to November 24. (Source: WHO WAAW Campaign Guide 2022

The theme of WAAW 2022 is “Preventing antimicrobial resistance together”. AMR is a threat to humans, animals, plants and the environment. It affects us all. That is why this year’s theme calls for cross-sectoral collaboration to preserve the efficacy of these important products.

The concept of "One Health" emphasizes that "human-animal-environmental health" is interconnected as "One" and refers to a multi-disciplinary, multi-layered cooperation strategy to secure the health of the entire ecosystem to prevent and control antimicrobial stewardship and ensure patient safety. There is a direct or indirect role for everyone, and cooperation is required from environmentalists to engineers to veterinarians and every qualified authority to accomplish the greatest possible benefits. The approach mobilizes multiple sectors, disciplines, and communities at varying levels of society to work together. The Patient Academy for Innovation and Research works with multiple institutions and leaders from various settings to collaborate and produce work in a direction to promote patient safety. Our work is not limited to patient safety, but also capacity building and educating numerous stakeholders who come under the extensive umbrella of healthcare. We aim to promote the idea of preventing and limiting Antimicrobial Resistance together in the Asia-Pacific region through a first-of-its-kind network APPSNet (Asia Pacific Patient Safety Network) consisting of experts from the Asia-Pacific region. patient safety. Our work is not limited to patient safety, but also capacity building and educating numerous stakeholders who come under the extensive umbrella of healthcare. We aim to promote the idea of preventing and limiting Antimicrobial Resistance together in the Asia-Pacific region through a first-of-its-kind network APPSNet (Asia Pacific Patient Safety Network) consisting of experts from the Asia-Pacific region.




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