Media representatives are welcomed to attend the 2nd Annual Global Media Forum in lead up to
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2022 to have a direct interface with senior
experts from the quadripartite organizations that have united to address one of the top threats to
global health security – Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). These quadripartite organizations
include: the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
UN (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and the World Organisation for Animal
Health (WOAH, founded as OIE).
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites no longer
respond to antimicrobial agents. As a result of drug resistance, antibiotics and other antimicrobial
agents become ineffective and infections become difficult or impossible to treat, increasing the
risk of disease spread, severe illness and death. Drug-resistant infections are threatening not only
human health but also animal health, livelihoods, and food safety worldwide. The multisectoral
One Health approach, which recognises the interconnection between people, animals, plants and
environment, is key to tackling AMR.
18 to 24 November is World Antimicrobial Awareness Week
WAAW 2022 theme is “Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together.” Celebrated
annually, the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase
awareness of antimicrobial resistance and to encourage best practices among the policy
makers, health workers and general public, to avoid further emergence and spread of
drug-resistant infections.
The 2nd Annual Global Media Forum is being organised to support media understanding
and communications on antimicrobial resistance. People from global media community,
including those from news wires, print, electronic, online, bloggers, social media
influencers, freelancers, among others, all are welcome.

Date: 16th November 2022, Wednesday
Time: 10am CEST(Central European Standard Time)
(duration: 3 hours)
(10am South Africa/ Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Zambia; 11am Kenya/ Uganda; 9am Nigeria/
Ethiopia; 12 noon UAE; 5pm Philippines/ Malaysia/ Singapore/ Bali; 4pm Thailand/ Laos/
Cambodia/ Jakarta; 2:30pm India/ Sri Lanka; 3pm Bangladesh; 2:45pm Nepal; 2pm
Pakistan; 9pm Fiji; 7pm Papua New Guinea)
Click here to register
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• Zoom meeting ID: 851 7261 5031
• Zoom password: 0
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Looking forward to welcoming you to the 2nd Annual Global Media Forum in lead up to
WAAW 2022.
Jointly organized by CNS and partners:
(in alphabetical order)
• Asia Pacific Media Alliance for Health and Development (APCAT Media)
• Cool FM Radio, Nigeria
• Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU)
• Health Communicators Forum Zimbabwe
• Health Digest Journal Myanmar
• Health Journalists Network in Uganda (HEJNU)
• Health TV Online, Nepal
• Kenya Environment and Science Journalists Association (KESJA)
• Media Action Nepal
• Medical Journalists Association of Ghana
• Neon Metin, Timor Leste
• Nepal Forum of Science Journalists (NFSJ)
• South Africa Science Journalists’ Association
• Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA)
• Thailand Society of Environment Journalists (TSEJ)
• and CNS
(for more information, be welcome to send email to: