30 November 2021
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is an annual event organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to prioritise and bring forth Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) on the global health radar.
The theme for WAAW 2021 was 'Spread awareness, Stop resistance', calling on global One Health stakeholders, policymakers, healthcare providers and the general public to encourage important discussions and actions to help curb AMR.
Amidst a busy week of events happening around the world, the last day of WAAW saw the AMRelay 2021 take place - a 24 hour virtual global event organised by the AMR Insights Ambassador Network.
The event offered a series of 96 consecutive contributions by pioneering stakeholders in the global AMR sector, with the objective to increase awareness about AMR, spotlight the key stakeholders involved, and further motivate organisations to contribute to the global collaborative effort in tackling AMR.
AAMRNet Co-Chair Andrew Bowskill took the baton and joined the AMRelay event, introducing AAMRNet to an international audience of key AMR stakeholders as Australia's first industry led, multi-stakeholder Antimicrobial Resistance Network, established and operated by MTPConnect to support actions to combat AMR in Australia.
Watch Andrew's video presentation highlighting how AAMRNet was founded, outlining its members and supporters, key priorities and actions taken, achievements to date and future challenges.