Antimicrobial Resistance Week – NAMS Yemen

Name of the activity: Antimicrobial Resistance Week

Country/NMO: NAMS Yemen

Program: Communicable Diseases

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

Type of the activity: Replicating Activity

Category: Education

Focus area: Reduce incidence of Antimicrobial Resistance

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

Problem statement:

Yemen has a deteriorated health system due to the active political conflict and consequences of Covid-19 spread. In addition to that, lack of regulatory laws regarding the use of antimicrobials have all lead to the enormous emergence of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). According to a study made in Aden – the temporary capital- by Badulla WF, et al; there was a high percentage of bacteria resistant to several antibiotics. Hence, any act aims to improve the situation is absolutely required.

Target groups:

  • General population
  • Medical students
  • Other Students


  • General population
  • Medical students
  • Other Students


  1. To educate 30 medical students about the risks of AMR, and the importance of antimicrobial stewardship (21 Nov).
  2. To mount an online campaign about the risks and prevention of AMR on Facebook and WhatsApp during the WAAW (18-24 Nov).
  3. To increase the awareness of AMR among 100 high school students (23 Nov).
  4. To increase the awareness of AMR among 150 individuals of the general public (26 Nov).

Indicators of Success:

  1. At least 20 medical students will have a better knowledge regarding AMR and stewardship which will be evaluated through the post-activity feedback evaluation.
  2. A minimum of 1000 views for the infographic posts on Facebook and WhatsApp statuses.
  3. More than 50% of students will answer 3 out of 4 multiple choice questions correctly in the post-activity questionnaire.
  4. More than 50% of individuals will answer 3 out of 4 multiple choice questions correctly in the post-activity questionnaire.


The problem statement is identified.

  • Vision, goals, objectives, and indicators of success are set.
  • The timeline of the program is determined.
  • The SWOT analysis is made.
  • The budget is set in accordance to the objectives.
  • A call has been sent to all members of the SCs welling to join the OC of the program.
  • The OC members have split into four groups:
  1. Collecting the content and materials for the awareness events and infographics.
  2. Planning and preparing the course for medical students.
  3. Designing banners, brochures, and infographics of the program.
  4. Executing the on-ground events and social media shares.”

Plans for evaluation:

All indicators of success will be examined to determine whether or not the objectives are successfully achieved. Therefore, the post-activity questionnaires, feed-back evaluations, and views of social media infographic posts will be analyzed.

External collaborations:

We have collaborated (sponsorship) with Out-Reach Clinician Development Organization (ORCDO) which is a local medical NGO.   

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