New NNCGSI! Nursing Now Challenge & the World Health Organization collaborate to explore the role of nurses & midwives in tackling antimicrobial resistance
On 23rd February at 3 pm (GMT), the Nursing Now Challenge, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a new challenge as part of its Global Solutions Initiative to explore the role of nurses and midwives in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
During this session, participants heard from Elizabeth Iro, WHO’s Chief Nursing Officer, as well as the AMR technical team who provided an introduction to the challenges faced and discuss the vital role of nurses and midwives in tackling the AMR crisis we face today.
This challenge will run until late May 2022 and will ask nurses and midwives around the world to develop a solution that tackles the misuse and overuse of antibiotics.
Download the guidelines for this challenge here.
Deadline for submissions: 31st May 2022.
The Nursing Now Challenge is delighted to offer the winners of this challenge…
- $1000 to develop their solution
- The opportunity to present and discuss their ideas with members of the WHO team including the Chief Nursing Officer
- Support to write up their solution for publication in an appropriate journal.
Watch the launch webinar here.
Watch the 2nd webinar here (17/03/2022)
You can download the presentations here…
The Antimicrobial Resistance Pandemic
Professor Hanan H. Balkhy, Assistant-Director General Antimicrobial Resistance, World Health Organization
Dr. Solange Carolino Alves, Technical Officer for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Behaviour Change, AMR Division, World Health Organization
Infection prevention and control
Dr. Benedetta Allegranzi, Technical Lead, IPC Hub and Taskforce, Integrated Health Services department, World Health Organization