Antimicrobial resistance

World Antibiotic Awareness Week - Myanmar

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

WAAW ceremony was held at Naypyidaw in collaboration with MoHS, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI), development partners, concerned professional associations and concerned stakeholders.

Technical seminars were organized which was attended by the officials from National Health Laboratory, Clinician, Myanmar Academy Medical Society, Livestock Breeding, Veterinary Department, FAO and WHO.

There were displays on AMR activities and dissemination of IECs ( bags, umbrella and AMR booklets) to all participants

WCO supported WAAW IEC materials ( in local language) to all States/Regions to continue their AMR awareness activities. In addition, broadcasting of AMR related messages through National TV channel and radio channel was also done.

During these WAAW activities, Union Minister of Health and Sports also joined the ceremony and had very productive open discussion with all stakeholders. H.E gave support and guidance on how to continue and speedy up activities for AMR containment programme.

Myanmar also plan some more awareness activities in January 2018.

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