WHAT WE DO
ReAct addresses antibiotic resistance on a broad agenda driven by a strategic focus on the complex interaction of factors driving resistance. ReAct aims to create, support and integrate both bottom-up and top-down processes by bringing partners together, catalyzing action and helping to shape processes at several levels in society depending on contexts.
ReAct works to influence the process of innovation of health products to manage antibiotic resistance. This work also includes shepherding the development of new funding mechanisms as well as re-engineering the R&D pipeline in order to create an enabling environment for novel, reliable, and affordable drugs, diagnostics and vaccines.
Increasing the Visibility of Antibiotic Resistance
One of ReAct's central missions is to place and maintain antibiotic resistance on the global health agenda, aiming to make stakeholders at all levels aware of the urgency of the situation.
ReAct seeks to fill the vital knowledge-gaps and to uncover the actual costs of ABR. We work in different ways with a variety of partners to increase the generation of essential data on the use of antibiotics as well as on the emergence and spread of resistant bacteria.
Promoting Rational Use of Antibiotics
ReAct works to promote rational use of antibiotics in the broad sense, including training activities aimed at health professionals, advocacy and work with other organizations to develop and implement guidelines and best practices. Moreover, we advocate for better access to affordable and effective antibiotics in areas with limited resources.
A key feature of ReAct's work has been the high adaptability and capacity to quickly respond to opportunities and trends as they arise. This allows the network to explore both planned new activities and capture unforeseen possibilities.
THE ReAct CSO PROJECT LAUNCHED 2012
Towards national and regional policy platforms for antibiotic resistance - engaging civil society organizations for social mobilization, health education and communication.
ReAct AT THE GLOBAL FORUM 2011
The 1st Global Forum on Bacterial Infections on October 3-5, 2011 was co-sponsored by ReAct and the International Society of Chemotherapy.
WORLD HEALTH DAY 2011
In collaboration with ReAct and other organizations, the World Health Organization launched the campaign Combat Drug Resistance no action today, no cure tomorrow, on World Health Day, April 7, 2011.Read more about ReAct World Health Day 2011
"PhotoResist, Antibiotic Resistance in my Primary Health Center and my Community". A ReAct Latin America documentaction and edu-communication project, based on photography.