Stewardship Prize: Strengthening Stewardship and Appropriate Use in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

About the Stewardship Prize

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 identify and recognize innovative new approaches to AMR stewardship in LMICs. To inaugurate the Stewardship Prize, the AMR Industry Alliance is allocating 12,500 CHF / 13,900 $USD to support an innovative initiative for a full year. The prize winner(s) will be featured on the AMR Industry Alliance website and throughout its network and associated events.

Application criteria

Applicants should meet each of the following criteria:

          • Public, private or not-for-profit health care organization or institution operating in an LMIC (based on World Bank classification);
          • Established institutional program aligned with:
          • 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.
            • 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.

How to apply

Complete the Stewardship Prize application form, found here.

          • Type of health care organization or institution [public, private or not-for-profit entity]
          • Country/geographic location
          • Population(s) served
          • Leadership team overview
          • Relevant registration and licensing information

A written summary proposal no longer than 3,000 words should be submitted online outlining the components below. A two to five-minute video may be submitted to complement the written proposal. The written proposal and video should be submitted in English.

          • 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 Elements, 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

Requests for additional information regarding the AMR Industry Alliance Stewardship Prize should be submitted by email to the AMR Industry Alliance Secretariat at

The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday 8 October 2021.

date 20/06/2021