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Stop Overuse and Misuse
of Antibiotics

Antimicrobial resistance happens when bacteria and other microorganisms change after being exposed to antimicrobial drugs. Antibiotics are among the most common antimicrobial drugs used in humans and animals. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics is speeding up the development of resistance and putting us all at risk.

Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country. It is a threat to human health, food security and sustainable development.

But you can help reduce antibiotic resistance in two simple ways:

  1. Stop overuse and misuse of antibiotics
  2. Prevent the spread of infection so fewer antibiotics are used.

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Use Antibiotics Responsibly

Thank You
For Your Pledge

Thank you for taking the pledge to combat resistance by preventing infections and stopping the overuse and misuse of antibiotics! The actions you have committed to take will help keep communities safe and healthy. Tell your family and friends that you took the pledge and encourage them to do the same!

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My Pledge

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1. Stop overuse and misuse of antibiotics by:
  • Seeking advice from a qualified health professional before using antibiotics
  • If prescribed antibiotics, following my health professional’s advice on how to take them
  • Educating my family and friends about antibiotic resistance
2. Prevent the spread of infection by:
  • Wash my hands regularly
  • Preparing food hygienically
  • Keeping vaccinations for me and my family up to date
1. Stop overuse and misuse of antibiotics by:
  • Prescribing and dispensing antibiotics only when needed and according to current guidelines
  • Educating patients about how to take antibiotics, and the dangers of misuse
  • Properly disposing of expired and unused antibiotics
2. Prevent the spread of infection by:
  • Keeping my patients’ vaccinations up to date
  • Ensuring my hands, instruments and environment are clean
  • Working with others to improve infection prevention and control
1. Stop overuse and misuse of antibiotics by:
  • Ensuring antibiotics are only given to animals under veterinary supervision
  • Never using antibiotics for growth promotion
  • Increasing awareness about the risks of overusing and misusing antibiotics
2. Prevent the spread of infection by:
  • Applying good practices at all steps of food production
  • Keeping my animals in clean and sanitary conditions and preventing overcrowding
  • Vaccinating animals and isolating sick ones to prevent the spread of disease
1. Stop overuse and misuse of antibiotics by:
  • Prescribing and giving antibiotics to animals under my care and only when necessary
  • Making the right choice of antibiotic through accurate diagnosis
  • Educating animal owners about the risks of antibiotic resistance
2. Prevent the spread of infection by:
  • Ensuring my hands, instruments and environment are always clean
  • Vaccinating animals and isolating sick ones to prevent the spread of disease
  • Promoting good practices among farmers and other animal owners, including hygiene
1. Stop overuse and misuse of antibiotics by:
  • Supporting a multi-sectoral national action plan on antimicrobial resistance
  • Developing and enforcing regulations to stop overuse and misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals
  • Making information on how to stop overuse and misuse of antibiotics available to citizens
2. Prevent the spread of infection by:
  • Developing and enforcing regulations to prevent the spread of infections through:
    1. Monitoring hospitals’ and clinics’ compliance with infection prevention and control standards
    2. Enforcing good agriculture and food production practices
    3. Ensuring communities have access to safe water and sanitation
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