Last month, between 12th and 18th of November, for the WHO World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW), the World Health Students´ Alliance (WHSA), namely the International Veterinary Students´ Association (IVSA), International Pharmaceutical Students´ Federation (IPSF), International Association of Dental Students (IADS) and International Federation of Medical Students´ Associations (IFMSA) have organized the ‘One Minute – One Health’ Video Competition aimed to raise awareness on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and the One Health approach.
Yielding 10 millions deaths by 2050, Antimicrobial Resistance is considered by the WHO as an increasingly serious hazard to health that requires action across all government sectors and society. As future healthcare professionals, we aim to make our voice heard in order to educate the audience in the field of AMR in the most original ways.
More than 100 teams of healthcare students from more than 30 countries got their creativeness on board and showed to the entire world their vision of Antimicrobial Resistance and One Health, in just 60 seconds! It is time to announce the winners!
“Knowledge saves lives” – WATCH THE WINNING VIDEO!
Team “Knowledge saves lives” consists of active, creative, knowledgeable and outstanding members from Latvia. They came together for a higher purpose – for health! Together they aim to have a good work environment, better health not only for themselves but for their loved ones – family, friends, and animals! Team “Knowledge saves lives” realizes that Antimicrobial Resistance becomes a bigger and bigger threat to our lives, so all the young people have to do something… therefore they decided to start with informing others about this issue. Members: Zane Zvirgzdina, Elina Lice, Ieva Saulite, Santa Ozolina, Sintija Tilla, Ruta Zukure, Fredrik Alexandre Sjölund, Amita Gzibovska, Edvards Kalnins.
“Team Lopez” – WATCH THEIR VIDEO (SECOND PLACE)
They are graduating Pharmacy students from the University of Santo Tomas, coming from different healthcare organizations within the university. As citizens of a developing country whose medication awareness is still developing, they felt obliged to take part in the fight against the advancement of antimicrobial resistance. Their video emphasizes on how people fail to see the harm that can come from a simple mistake. A misstep that can lead to a struggle of a lifetime could have been avoided by a small fraction of our time. This is why Team Lopez strongly believes that a minute of awareness can lead to a million lives saved. Members: Timothy Justin Lopez, John Matthew Lim, Leanne Lagmay, Valerie Lariba, Hannah Magsino, Mickeal Lopez.
“Team Nepal” – WATCH THEIR VIDEO (THIRD PLACE)
Team Nepal is sending greetings from the land of Mount Everest and birthplace of Buddha, Nepal! It is their pleasure to participate in WHSA video competition and contribute to the efforts to raise awareness. In this video, they have included a brief introduction, threats & way to tackle AMR in a creative way. They emphasized One Health as the single most effective way to tackle the problem of AMR. Team Nepal’s four team members have been friends since childhood but separated by distance and this video helped them to unite again for a common goal of spreading the message and contribute to education. Members: Prakash Adhikari, Saran Thapa, Bishwodip Poudel, Anusha Bastola
We congratulate all participants for sending in their amazing videos and encourage healthcare students worldwide to join forces and collaborate. This is the only way to stop the threat of Antimicrobial Resistance! #OneHealth4AMR
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