About the AWaRe Portal

Taking account of the global recognition of the need for effective antimicrobial stewardship, as well as the need to ensure immediate access to necessary antibiotics and appropriate prescribing, WHO developed a framework based on three different categories – Access, WAtch and Reserve – which all together forms the AWaRe categorization of antibiotics.

AWaRe portal is a free online resource intended to increase public awareness of issues of antimicrobial resistance and responsible antibiotic use. It also strives to disseminate WHO guidance on optimal antibiotic prescribing among the health professionals worldwide.

The recommendations featured in the AWaRe Portal are based on the eEML. The eEML is a comprehensive, freely accessible, online database containing information on essential medicines. The actual eEML is a beta draft.
The eEML features the contents of the Model List of Essential Medicines, a guide for the development of national and institutional essential medicine lists. For the past 40 years the Model List has led to a global acceptance of the concept of essential medicines as a powerful means to promote health access and equity.

AWaRe Portal is offered to the public as a freely available resource. Use and re-distribution of the data, in whole or in part, for commercial purposes (including internal use) requires a license. We ask that users who download significant portions of the database to cite the AWaRe Portal website in any resulting publications.

For questions, feedback, suggestions, or for error/bug reports please contact us at emlsecretariat@who.int