World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, 18-24 November 2020

1 November, 2020

From the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (a HIFA supporting organisation)


World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020

Launch of our CPD Platform, CwPAMS AMS Toolkit and More!

Dear Colleagues,

We hope this finds you safe and well.

As we prepare to celebrate World Antimicrobial Awareness Week this year, we are excited about how much progress we have made across the Commonwealth through our vital and collective work in various countries and regions. In line with our continuous commitment to combat AMR and improve AMS across the Commonwealth, we are very pleased to announce events lined up for you during the Week scheduled to take place from 18 - 24 November 2020 listed below:

Thursday 19th November 2020 (12:30 - 2pm GMT)

Launch of Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit:

The AMS toolkit has been designed to help healthcare professionals promote the appropriate use of antimicrobials. Discover how you can utilize this resource to strengthen Antimicrobial Stewardship in your country.

To find out more, register for our launch webinar via this link:

Saturday 21st November 2020 (12 - 1pm GMT)

WAAW Online Quiz:

This offers a great opportunity to connect with pharmacists around the Commonwealth and test your knowledge of antimicrobial resistance.

To participate in this exciting event, register via this link:

Tuesday 24th November 2020 (12:30 - 2pm GMT)

Launch of Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Programme on Continuing Professional Development Platform:

The CPD platform is enriched with vital resources to enlighten pharmacists on Antimicrobial Resistance, AMS Principles, AMS Programmes, AMS in practice among other vital aspects. Discover this rich resource and how it empowers pharmacists to improve AMS in various regions.

To find out more, register for our launch webinar via this link:

To attend these events, please register by 6 November 2020.


Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator,

Joint Coordinator HIFA Project on Information for Prescribers and Users of Medicines