Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance – AEMPPI Ecuador

Name of the activity: Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance

Country/NMO: AEMPPI Ecuador

Program: Communicable Diseases

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

Type of the activity: First-time Activity

Category: Capacity Building

Focus area: Reduce incidence of Antimicrobial Resistance

Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 4 (Quality Education)

Problem statement:

According to PAHO, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is responsible for 700,000 deaths annually worldwide, and resistant microorganisms are the leading cause of healthcare-associated infections. It is important that medical students understand how AMR occurs and how to prevent it, in addition, it is essential that, once the problem is understood, they are able to transmit the information to their community, because the best way to combat it is by educating society.

Target groups:

  • Medical students


  • General population
  • Medical students
  • Children


  1. Train 50 Ecuadorian medical students on the factors, mechanisms, current context, and impact of antimicrobial resistance by November 2021.
  2. Discuss possible solutions to decrease antimicrobial resistance and how they can be applied in society with at least 50 medical students by November 2021.
  3. Raise awareness in the community about the impact and consequences of antimicrobial resistance by November 2021.

Indicators of Success:

IoS 1: Number of participants and their level of knowledge at the end of the workshop.

IoS 2: Our success will be accomplished if we receive at least 25 solutions made by the participants after the talks. This will be collected by a Google form that will be send to them. 

IoS 3: Number of physical campaigns in public spaces carried out by each participant of the project and their outreach. Media campaigns on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and their reach in likes and shares.


Before the project:

  • Meeting with the person in charge of providing the workshop to the students to establish the topics to be discussed.

During the project:

  • Promotion of the project on social networks.
  • Assess the prior knowledge of the participants.
  • Online workshop for medical students on antimicrobial resistance, factors, mechanisms, current context, and impact.
  • Discussion and dialogue of the possible solutions to the problem posed.
  • Physical awareness campaigns in the locality of each participant for the target groups.
  • Online awareness campaigns during WAAW from 18-24/11 by preparing promotional content.
  • Dissemination of a video on the last day of WAAW about everything that has been done and with a message of awareness.

After the project:

  • Evaluate what has been learned and learn about the experience of the participants in this project.”

Plans for evaluation:

Before the project: 

To evaluate the participants’ prior knowledge, a Pre-test will be sent 1 day in advance of the conference, to obtain a reference to the level of knowledge that each participant has on the subject up to that moment. This evaluation will have 4 open questions of basic knowledge:

  1. What is antimicrobial resistance?
  2. What mechanisms are involved in microbial resistance?
  3. Why is antimicrobial resistance considered a global health problem?
  4. How do you think this problem can be solved?

During the project: 

An assistance form with a keyword will be sent through the zoom chat to ensure the presence of the participants.

After the project: 

At the end of the workshop, online feedback will be sent, it will be an evaluation of the knowledge acquired during the workshop, there will be 5 questions, each with the value of 1 point, and part there will be 5 items to upload 5 photos as evidence that the information was shared with the community.

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