The World Antimicrobial Awareness Week is marked annually from the 18th to the 24th of November. The speed of the development of resistance to antimicrobials has by far outpaced the development of new and effective antimicrobials. Prevention of AMR is key in the fight against the development of AMR. The theme for this year’s WAAW is the same as last year’s, “Prevent AMR together,” thus highlighting the need for all stakeholders to work together whether at the individual, community, human health, animal health and environmental health, governments, and NGOs levels. AMR is a threat to humans, animals, and the environment, a One Health approach is crucial to effectively prevent AMR.
We at the ISID have been vanguards of the One Health approach. ProMED, has a dedicated AMR surveillance section, ProMED-AMR, reporting AMR on a global scale. To mark this year’s WAAW, a special issue of our peer-reviewed open-access journals (IJID, IJID Regions, and IJID One Health) has curated articles on cutting-edge research on AMR.