World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2023

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2023

18-24 November 2023
World Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week 2023

Photo: Marcus Hebbelmann


Held every November since 2016, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) serves to highlight the threats antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses to humans, animals, plants, food and ecosystems, while promoting a global, multi-sectoral response to these threats. WAAW 2023 is building on last year's theme, 'Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together', encouraging stakeholders around the world to collaborate across sectors to preserve the medicines that help save lives.

AMR threatens the available public health responses to many diseases, including malaria. It already represents a major health security risk for malaria in Southeast Asia and can do the same in Africa, where signs of resistance are appearing. Medicines for Malaria Venture plays a vital role in developing new antimalarial medicines, which can help combat AMR and protect the gains already made in eradicating malaria around the world.

Learn more about antimicrobial resistance to antimalarials.