World Toilet Day coincides with World Antimicrobial Awareness Week. Improvements in sanitation and wastewater management can prevent millions of infections that would otherwise be treated with antibiotics and also reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance in the environment. Find out more about the evidence and what WASH and wastewater actions can be taken now to combat AMR.
For more information, see:
- WHO/FAO/OIR Technical Brief on WASH and Wastewater Management to Combat AMR (available in English French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish)
- World Antimicrobial Awareness Week campaign