Supporting the professional development of future leaders in the work against antimicrobial resistance.
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What is Future Leaders Against AMR?
Future Leaders Against AMR is an international programme for students and early career professionals, designed to support their development as future leaders in the work against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
This is achieved through various activities for participants, including relevant career guidance; exploration of the many fields relevant to the issue with an interdisciplinary One Health perspective; soft-skills training; small project management; and personal mentorship from current experts and professionals.
The programme is planned to take place virtually at the beginning of 2022, running for 10 weeks. Participant applications will open in November 2021 with priority given to those from LMIC countries and academic & professional backgrounds not typically associated to AMR.
The aim is to both educate and empower the next generation of leaders in the work against AMR.
Why antimicrobial resistance?
AMR is one of the top ten public health threats facing humanity; more than 10 million people could die annually in 2050 from resistant infections.
Why young people?
There is a real need to support young people to engage in health issues, including efforts to understand and curb AMR. Young people have a unique position as change-makers within in their professional and personal communities both now and in the future.
Collaborators are very important to the programme as exemplars of effective action, sources of insight, and mentors to participants. The intention is for collaborators to share their knowledge of and experience in the field to inspire and support the professional growth of participants in their own careers.
The PAR Foundation supports efforts to prevent antibiotic resistance, striving for a catalyst role by funding promising projects. The PAR Foundation funds and supports this programme.
Key values when approaching work to curb AMR:
A diverse and representative approach to improve participation and collaboration in the face of AMR as a collective action problem.
Belief in the power of working together to achieve common goals across borders, sectors & organisations.
An understanding of the need for a range of skills and expertise to address the complexity of AMR.
Cultural and social sensitivity
Recognition of the importance of well-contextualised action and local community leadership.
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
We are motivated by both the problems and solutions; change is possible if we choose to act now.
How is AMR relevant to alternative disciplines?
Future Leaders Against AMR welcomes applications from all disciplines, though is particularly keen to promote the importance of those outside of the biological sciences and medical field. AMR requires a response characterised by interdisciplinary collaboration between a range of fields, including the social sciences.
Click on the subject area to find out more about some of the ways your discipline can contribute to efforts to curb AMR.
For young people by young people
Anna Govett, founder and project director of the Future Leaders Against AMR programme, graduated in 2021 from the University of Cambridge with a degree in politics and International Relations.
She has previously organised an AMR training programme with Students for Global Health Cambridge during her undergraduate years, and so has experience of engaging other young people in AMR.
Anna hopes to support the next generation of change-makers in the work against AMR through the Future Leaders Against AMR programme.
Students and young professionals who have gone above and beyond to lead in efforts to combat AMR.
Explore recent news and updates relating to AMR
Find out the impact AMR is already having on our ability to treat diseases like cancer and to carry out surgery safely... https://twitter.com/Wellcome_AMR/status/1415314371799097347?s=20
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