Africa CDC, the continent’s foremost advocate for public health, is set to launch a captivating photo competition titled “AMR Advocacy in Photos” for the academic session 2024/2025. This exciting initiative underscores Africa CDC’s unwavering commitment to enhancing the capabilities of public health institutions across Africa. Moreover, it aims to forge partnerships that facilitate rapid and efficient responses to disease threats and outbreaks, bolstered by data-driven interventions. In doing so, Africa CDC seeks to proactively safeguard the health of the public and promote lasting healthcare improvements.
A Glimpse into Africa CDC’s Vision
Africa CDC has been at the forefront of advocating for comprehensive public health systems across the continent. With an emphasis on data-driven strategies and proactive measures, it has demonstrated a profound commitment to tackling health challenges. In this spirit, the organization launches the “AMR Advocacy in Photos” competition, taking a unique approach to raising awareness of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).
International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA)
A vital component of this initiative is the annual International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA). This gathering, led by Africans and attended by leaders from across the continent, offers a crucial platform for reflection on healthcare and scientific insights. It is a collective effort to chart a course towards the enhancement of more robust healthcare systems. The CPHIA serves as a bridge that connects the academic world with practical solutions in public health.
Important Dates to Remember
Application Deadline: 14 November 2023
Brief Description of the Competition
- Organization: Africa CDC
- Course Level: Photography competition
- Award: CPHIA Experience in Zambia Lusaka for regional winners; AMR advocacy contest Certificate and appointment as a Youth Africa CDC AMR champion for the continental winner
- Access Mode: Online
- Number of Awards: 5 regional winners in the 1st phase; 1 continental winner in the 2nd phase
- Nationality: Open to students across Africa
- Location: The award can be taken in Zambia
Eligibility for AMR Advocacy in Photos
To participate in the “AMR Advocacy Photo Contest,” applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Eligible Countries: African countries
- Acceptable Course or Subjects: AMR Advocacy Photo Contest
- Admissible Criteria: Applicants must be students aged between 18 to 30 years old.
Application Process for AMR Advocacy in Photos Contest
Applying to this remarkable competition is a straightforward process. All interested candidates need to do the following:
- Submission: Click here to submit your photo along with a Word document describing the photograph and a signed consent form.
- In your submission, please ensure that you include the author’s name, date of the photograph, place of the photograph, title of the photograph, and accompanying text that explains the nature of the photograph and its relevance to the AMR theme (100 words).
The Benefits of Participation
The “AMR Advocacy in Photos” competition offers a range of benefits for participants:
1st Phase: Regional winners (5 winners) will receive the CPHIA Experience in Zambia Lusaka and will have the opportunity to engage with key AMR stakeholders.
2nd Phase: The continental winner will be presented with the AMR Advocacy Contest Certificate and will be appointed as one of the Youth Africa CDC AMR champions. Africa CDC will celebrate the champion’s achievements with public announcements, press releases, and recognition at the CPHIA event.
The winner will also be connected with experts, professionals, and organizations in the field of AMR, including youth-led AMR organizations, to foster collaboration in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. Additionally, Africa CDC will provide mentorship and guidance to the champion on effective AMR advocacy and action, public relations, and communication to engage with the media effectively.
If you are a student aged between 18 to 30 years old from an African country and passionate about addressing the global issue of Antimicrobial Resistance, this competition offers a unique opportunity. Submit your photo and tell your AMR story through images. Apply now to be a part of this incredible initiative by Africa CDC.
Get ready to make a difference, raise awareness, and advocate for action through the power of photography!