World Antimicrobial Awareness Week is a campaign by the World Health Organisation to highlight the public health challenge of antimicrobial resistance. The theme for the human health sector for WAAW 2020 is “United to preserve antimicrobials". World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. What is AMR? Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of a microorganism (such as bacteria) to grow/survive in the presence of an antimicrobial (such as antibiotics) that should be capable of killing it. In other words, the antibiotic no longer works to treat the bacterial disease. The terms antimicrobial and antibiotic are used interchangeably but in general when we talk about AMR, we are referring to antibiotic resistance.