AMR-50 – Associa-Med Tunisia

Name of the activity: AMR-50

Country/NMO: Associa-Med Tunisia

Program: Communicable Diseases

Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator

Type of the activity: First-time Activity

Category: Education

Focus area: Reduce incidence of Antimicrobial Resistance

Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 17 (Partnerships)

General description:

 Ten million deaths per year by 2050: AntiBiotic Resistance,the next health catastrophe? ‘ Jean-Guillaume Bayard.

On 25/09/2022, healthcare students met in SWGs, after receiving training,to determine their role in the Tunisian fight against antibiotic resistance with the assistance of several stakeholders: Coordinator of the Certificate of Complementary Studies: infectious emergencies and hospital hygiene,Dean of the Faculty of Medicine,Trainers,NPO of AssociaMed-Tunisia and a Graphic designer.

Problem statement:

A national action plan has been launched in Tunisia in 2019 against antiobiotic resistance.AssociaMed and all associations wanted to join this movement BUT their role is not clear SO healthcare students met in SWGs with the assistance of several stakeholders TO determine,through the involvement and sharing of knowledge,ideas and experience of different professionals(Doctors,Pharmacists..),their role as healthcare students and civil society in the Tunisian fight against antibiotic resistance.

Target groups:

  • Medical students
  • Healthcare Students
  • Doctors
  • Other health professionals


  • General population
  • Medical students
  • Healthcare Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctors
  • Other health professionals


  1. To equip healthcare students with basic knowledge on AntiBiotic Resistance before their participation in SWGs.
  2. To strengthen members’ commitment to the fight against AntiBiotic Resistance during and after the project.
  3. To determine the role of healthcare students and civil society in the Tunisian fight against AntiBiotic Resistance at the end of the SWGs. 
  4. To promote the concept of multi sectoriality and partnership by creating a communication ground that favors the exchange and the rapprochement of the different parties involved during the whole event.

Indicators of Success:

  1. Obj 1: IOS 1: 80% of participants have basic knowledge of antibiotic resistance before participating in SWGs. 
  2. Obj 2: IOS 2: 60% of participants are active on the event’s Facebook and Instagram groups; IOS 3: 60% of participants are present during all stages of the event.
  3. Obj 3: IOS 4: 75% of the role of health students and civil society in the fight against antibiotic resistance in Tunisia is ready and corrected by the experts at the end of the event.
  4. Obj 4: IOS 5:70% of participants understand the importance of partnership (SDG 17) in finding solutions to public Health problems.



-Beginning of the sharing of publications on social networks:FB and Instagram according to a precise agenda(Description,awareness,event agenda..)which has been developed with an expert

21-22/9 – Two trainings were made having as vision of participants equipped with basic knowledge on AMR


1)Opening:Welcome,presentation of our association,word of the dean,the need and the purpose of this seminar and the description of its development.30min

2)SWGs:Creation of 5 SWGs,one for each component

  • Self-medication
  • Training of doctors
  • Pharmacy and prescription
  • Farmers,agricultural eng,vet
  • Legislation and research 

Each SWG is facilitated by a trainer,guided by experts and its role is to identify the role of healthstudents and civil society in this component against ABR.60min 

3)Presentation of the conducts of each SWG:Each SWG will present its work to the different participants and experts.A discussion after each presentation for inputs,remarks.75min

4)Closing:Wrap up.10min”

Plans for evaluation:

The evaluation process started since writing the objectives,we made sure to use the SMART tool to make sure that our objectives are evaluable;we also identified our indicators of success and made an evaluation-in-design step through brainstorming with external trainers and experts and make sure that the IoS,the objectives,the aim and the need were matching

Before SWGs day: 

  • pre and post training evaluation form are shared with participants(Obj1)
  • Track statistics on the number of interactions and sharing of posts on FB and Insagram(Obj2)

During the SWGs: 

  • Conduct a quick oral survey with participants on the SWG content to ensure that the learning process is going well and the role writing is being completed(Obj 3)
  • Experts evaluate and correct the SWGs’work during the presentation at the end of the day(Obj3+4)

After this activity:

  • health students and civil society will know their roles in the Tunisian fight against ABR and will start strategic activities in favor of this fight(obj3)

External collaborations:

  • Faculty of Medicine of Monastir:
    • Training rooms
    • Presentation room (Amphitheater)
    • Open space for SWGs
    • Flip charts
    • Datashow
  • IFMSA trainers and facilitators: Antibiotic resistance trainings
  • Youth Clubs trainers (Association) : Facilitating SWGs
  • Graphic Designer: design and editing of FB and Instagram publications


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