Name of the activity: Anti Microbial Resistance Awareness

Country/NMO: India (MSAI)

Program: Communicable Diseases

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Education. Education on health issues for specific societal groups, either in the form of projects (set of tasks for a certain group over a fixed period of time), events (something notable that happens) or conferences (form meeting about ideas related to a particular topic, usually over several days).

General description:

The Roles in Group Discussion are as follows:

Facilitator ( 1 ) – Introduce AMR, the reason for Group Discussion i.e improve awareness amongst medical students and the community by joint efforts, Guide the discussion by the provided set of leading questions.

Minute-taker ( 1- 2 ) – Take minutes of the entire discussion. Write a summary about the discussion with the help of other participants.

General participants ( 4-5 ) – Study the topic thoroughly and participate effectively in the group discussion

The Group discussion activity is followed by a small working group activity to create a small project on AMR that they wish to implement, supported by SMART objectives.

Focus area:

Reduce incidence of Antimicrobial Resistance

Problem statement:

Increasing incidence of Antimicrobial resistance (both Primary and secondary(acquired), specially of Multidrug Resistant (MDR) and Extremely Drug Resistant (XDR) tuberculosis

High prevalence of ignorance in use of antibiotics for short term viral infections and common cold, cough and fever.

High prevalence of non compliance of the anti microbial (required and prescribed doses and duration) amongst general population driven by symptomatic relief and lack of AMR risk awareness.

Target groups:

Medical students

Beneficiaries:

General population, Medical students

Objectives and indicators of success:

1) To increase awareness of antimicrobial resistance (incidence, prevalence and distribution across diseases and regions in India).

2) To increase awareness of the way AMR spreads (acquired and transmission) along with associated high risk hosts and agents and various favourable environmental factors/ conditions.

3) To introduced medical students early on to the concept of Antimicrobial stewardship.

4) To actively involve medical students in brainstorming various solutions that can help increase AMR awareness and at large reduce the incidence of AMR.

Success indicators :

50% students have understood what AMR Is and how it spreads

50% can state 3 things that cause AMR and how to prevent it

Each small group activity can identify one target group and plan how to educate them about AMR

Methodology:

1) Multiple (5-8) on ground events all over india, reaching in total 800-1000 medical students, share basic information regarding AMR and together in a group discuss various ways to prevent and reduce the prevalence of AMR in the country. By creating highly educated & empowered future doctors (with help of introduction and debrief with help of ppt and central content with help flip charts and active brain storming.)

2) Facebook campaign (#SochSamhajke ) to include and increase participation of medical students all over India with help of Group Picture, memes etc.

Plans for evaluation:

Evaluation plans

1) To compare outcomes of every event with the objectives and indicators of success.

2) To understand solutions which have been commonly suggested and discussed and segregate those from rarely discussed ones.