MoPH Celebrates World Antibiotic Awareness Week From Tuesday

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The World Antibiotic Awareness Week is being celebrated by the Ministry of Public Health from November 14 until November 19,  under the theme ‘consult your doctor before taking antibiotics’.

The event has been spearheaded by World Health Organisation (WHO) as a global event to better understand and raise awareness of the problem of antibiotic resistance, as reported by Gulf Times.


As such, the celebration aims to raise awareness about the rational use of antibiotics and microbial resistance in the world. The event will also promote best practices among the general public, healthcare workers and other relevant sectors to avoid the emergence of more cases of resistance to antibiotics and their spread. 

Huda Amer al-Katheeri, the director of Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Department at the Ministry of Public Health stated that the celebration of the World Antibiotic Awareness Week highlights the importance of microbial resistance to antibiotics as a multi-sectoral problem and represents a great burden on human and animal health, 

She added that the event also stresses on the local and global economy. 

As such, the events organised by the Ministry of Public Health on the occasion of the World Antibiotic Awareness Week, include many important activities to highlight awareness of antibiotic resistance and its optimal use in all health facilities in the country.