Faculty of Pharmacy wins the Second Place at the WHO EMRO AMR competition

08 February 2024


The Faculty of Pharmacy wins the Second-Place at the WHO EMRO AMR competition. A team from the Faculty of Pharmacy consisted of Dr. Soumaya Hijazi, Assistant Professor of Microbiology at the Faculty of Pharmacy, and a group of students from third level have been awarded the second place at the WHO EMRO AMR competition organized by the World Health Organization for the first time. Health care students and professionals from different universities among the 22 countries of the Eastern Mediterranean regions have participated to develop short videos and campaigns about appropriate prescribing and dispensing of antibiotics. The aim of the competition is to adequately disseminate the WHO AMR booklet that will promote advocacy and guidance for Antimicrobial Resistance and proper usage.

 The team developed a short film/ video to encourage the use of the WHO AWaRe Antibiotic Booklet to reduce AMR. Innovative ideas and creative messaging were embedded in the short film that can help rolling out the book to key target audiences, mainly healthcare workers and specialized health professionals.

The three winning videos will be announced and showcased on WHO EMRO’s social media channels and highlighted at the regional press briefing on the occasion of World AMR Awareness Week in November 2024.