EU - Health Award for NGOs 2016
The EU Health Award will recognise the efforts of European NGOs towards reducing the threat to human health from antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is one of the most challenging threats to human health. Each year, drug resistant infections result in an estimated 25,000 deaths and 1.5 billion euros in healthcare costs and productivity losses in the EU.
With this award, the European Commission would like to highlight and reward outstanding initiatives of international, European, national or regional non-governmental bodies which have significantly contributed to the fight against AMR. The EU Health Award is funded under the 3rd Health Programme 2014-2020.
The European Commission calls upon international, European, national and regional NGOs active in the field of AMR to submit their initiatives to the EU Health Award 2016. The call for applications focuses on reducing the threat to human health in fields such as:
- Prevention of infection
- Appropriate use of antimicrobials
- Tackling AMR from a specific disease perspective (e.g. Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS…).
- Other initiatives that can reduce the threat to human health from AMR.
The prizes will rank as follows:
- 1st prize: 20 000 €
- 2nd prize: 15 000 €
- 3rd prize: 10 000 €
The deadline for submitting applications is 31 July 2016, 23.59 CET/Brussels Time. All shortlisted candidates will be invited to an Award Ceremony in the presence of the Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis. The winners will be invited to join the EU Health Policy Platform and contribute to the discussions.