WHO Competency Framework for Health Workers’ Education and Training on Antimicrobial Resistance

8 June, 2018

Dear HIFA colleagues,

The full version of this new WHO publication is freely available here:


'In support of WHO and Member States efforts to implement the Global Action plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (GAP AMR), WHO has published a competency framework for health workers’ education and training on Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR). The competency framework is one of several products being developed by WHO in collaboration with partners and leading research institutions to address the first objective of the GAP AMR, which is to improve awareness and understanding of AMR through effective communication, education and training.

'The framework is to be used as a reference guide, applied according to local priorities and needs, and targeted at academic institutions, educators, accreditation bodies, regulatory agencies and other users. The ultimate aim is to ensure that all health workers are equipped with the requisite competencies at pre-service education and in-service training levels to address AMR in policy and practice settings.'

Best wishes, Neil

Joint Coordinator HIFA Project on Information for Prescribers and Users of Medicines


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HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of the HIFA global health campaign (Healthcare Information For All - www.hifa.org ), a global community with more than 18,000 members in 177 countries, interacting on five global forums in three languages. He also currently chairs the Dgroups Foundation (www.dgroups.info), which supports 800 communities of practice on international development, health and social justice. Twitter: @hifa_org FB: facebook.com/HIFAdotORG neil@hifa.org