2023 Stewardship Prize
Strengthening Stewardship and Appropriate Use in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
While significant efforts have been initiated across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to address AMR stewardship and appropriate use of antibiotics, limited resources exist to expand these activities. Through its Stewardship Prize initiative, the AMR Industry Alliance aims to recognize established, innovative approaches to AMR stewardship in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). For the third year of the Stewardship Prize, the AMR Industry Alliance is allocating 10,000 CHF to the prize winner. The prize winner will be featured on the AMR Industry Alliance website and throughout its network and associated events.
Applicants should meet each of the following criteria:
- Public, private or not-for-profit health care organization or institution operating in an LMIC1 (based on World Bank classification);
- Established institutional program aligned with the National AMR and diagnostic stewardship efforts, policies and/or plans; and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Action Plan on AMR and AMR Stewardship Health-Care Facility Core Elements;2 (Please note new programs or proposal are not eligible for the Stewardship Prize)
- Demonstrated program impact, including on reducing health inequities;
- Approach to addressing AMR stewardship and appropriate use that is:
- Innovative – new or improved policies, systems, products, technologies or operational methods that add value in the form of improved efficiency, effectiveness, quality, sustainability, safety and/or affordability;3
- Scalable – within the health care organization or institution, to other sites, locations and countries, or to include additional products or program elements in order to increase sustainable impact;4
- Human-focused – directly addresses human health concerns.
How to Apply
Please complete the form at right, including submitting a written summary proposal no longer than 3,000 words. The written summary proposal should contain a description of the AMR stewardship and appropriate use program, including:
- Background, rationale and alignment with the organization’s / institution’s strategic plan. Demonstration of how the program aligns with international guidelines, including WHO’s AMR Stewardship Health-Care Facility Core Elements2, is encouraged;
- General approach and framework to addressing AMR, including innovative components;
- Goals and objectives;
- Activities and targets;
- Resources required to implement the program (including justification)
- Impact assessment (including pre-/post- program evaluation data)
- Applicability and potential to scale to other health care organizations / institutions in low-resource settings
A two to five-minute video may be submitted to complement the written proposal, either as a video file or as a link to the video. The written proposal and video should be submitted in English.
Requests for additional information regarding the AMR Industry Alliance Stewardship Prize should be submitted by email to the AMR Industry Alliance Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submitting proposals is 22 September, 2023.
2023 Stewardship Prize Application Form
1 For World Bank Classification see: https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups
2 WHO health-care facility core elements include: leadership commitment, accountability and responsibilities, AMR stewardship actions, education and training, monitoring and surveillance, and reporting and feedback. For additional information about WHO’s AMR Stewardship Programmes in Health-Care Facilities in LMICs Toolkit, see: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789241515481.
3 Based on WHO definition of health innovation. For additional information, see: https://www.who.int/topics/innovation/en/
4 For additional information see: https://www.euro.who.int/en/publications/abstracts/scaling-up-projects-and-initiatives-for-better-health-from-concepts-to-practice-2016