November 18-24, 2021

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

The World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is a global campaign carried out every year which aims to increase awareness and understanding of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices to avoid the further emergence and spread of AMR worldwide.

Within the framework of the tripartite project “Working Together to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance”, the OIE together with FAO and WHO developed an online campaign in the occasion of WAAW. All the materials are available in Spanish, Portuguese, and English in the following link:

https://trello.com/b/WRW9zZ20/waaw-2021

Furthermore, the OIE through the project supported the Veterinary Services of the 7 participating countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay) in the development and communication of the WAAW’s key messages.

Below you will find some of the materials developed by the countries of the Region of the Americas, as an inspiration and encouragement to everyone, and with the intention of appreciating and spreading the exceptional work carried out by the Veterinary Services.

Participating countries

Argentina, Chile and Colombia campaigns

Argentina

Social media campaign

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Chile

Social media and radio campaign

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Colombia

Communication campaign with jingles for radios

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Participating countries

Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay campaigns

Paraguay

Communication campaign in Spanish and Guarani

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Peru

Online and offline Communication campaign

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Uruguay

Social media and radio campaign

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A strategic stakeholder in the fight against AMR are the Official Veterinary Services, who build bridges between the different sectors that can contribute to minimize the effects of AMR.

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