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Short-term consultant to raise awareness and increase commitment on the safe use of antibiotics amongst the general population through the use of the WHO Viet Nam social media channel.

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Scope of work

 Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health threat with resistant microorganisms reaching alarming levels in all six WHO Regions. Resistance occurs when microorganisms become resistant to antimicrobial medicines and the antimicrobials no longer work in treating the infection. Without access to effective medication, the world is heading towards a post-antibiotic era in which simple surgical procedures could be life-threatening due to the risk of untreatable infections.

The Viet Nam Antibiotic Awareness campaign is part of the World Antibiotic Awareness Week (AAW). The campaign was initiated in 2015 and the yearly culmination point is the Antibiotic Awareness Week in November (13-19 November in 2017).

The Viet Nam Antibiotic Awareness Campaign aims to increase awareness of antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. The special focus for the campaign in 2017 will be on good practices in the area of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), such as handwashing.

The theme of the campaign reflects the overarching message that antibiotics are a precious resource and should be preserved. They should be used to treat bacterial infections, only when prescribed by a certified health professional. Antibiotics should never be shared and the full course of treatment should be completed – not saved for the future. Handwashing is one example of what everyone can do to prevent AMR and is especially important in clinical settings

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Detailed Call for Expressions of Interest and Proposal

Address for Applications:

Administrative Officer

World Health Organization

UN Building, 304 Kim Ma Street, Hanoi, Viet Nam

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Deadline for Submissions:

Monday 16th October 2017 

 

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