Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics

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Misuse of antibiotics

Misuse of antibiotics puts us all at risk

Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them speeds up antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistant infections are more complex and harder to treat. They can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.

Think twice. Seek advice

Think twice. Seek advice

Antibiotics aren't always the answer. Always seek the advice of a healthcare professional before taking antibiotics.

Our time with antibiotics is running out

Our time with antibiotics is running out

Antibiotics are in danger of losing their effectiveness due to misuse and overuse, and in many cases they aren’t even needed.

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Misusing and overusing antibiotics puts us all at risk

Misusing and overusing antibiotics puts us all at risk

Taking antibiotics when they are not needed accelerates emergence of antibiotic resistance, one of the biggest threats to global health.

Everyone has a role to play

Everyone has a role to play

You can help prevent antibiotic resistance. Preventing infection can reduce the use of antibiotics, and limit the spread of antibiotic resistance. Good basic hygiene is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of infection.

Everyone has a role to play

Think twice. Seek advice.

Taking antibiotics when they are not needed accelerates emergence of antibiotic resistance, one of the biggest threats to global health.

The role of infection prevention and control

The role of infection prevention and control

On average, 1 in every 10 patients is affected by health care-associated infections (HAIs). Antibiotic-resistant HAIs can double or more, the likelihood of death.

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