Every year more people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and more people die as a direct result of these infections. We call this antibiotic resistance.
If you use antibiotics when they are not needed you are overusing antibiotics and contributing to antimicrobial resistance.
If you use antibiotics when they are not prescribed by doctor you are misusing antibiotics contributing to antimicrobial resistance.
The risk of infection can be reduced with safe water, sanitation and good basic hygiene practices in homes, health facilities, schools and work places.