INCREASING THE VISIBILITY
Under the theme, increasing the visibility of antibiotic resistance, ReAct will work to make visible antibiotic resistance as a global health concern and advocate for its inclusion on the global health agenda.
Among other things, this entails publications, newsletters, development of a web-based resource centre, meetings and policy convenings (including a continuous dialogue with the World Health Organization) and the promotion of national and regional policy platforms for antibiotic resistance.
Targeted communication aims to support the political and social debate for ReAct's agenda around the world. Innovative communication products and processes will continue to be developed to change the dominance of the "war metaphor" as the social paradigm for understanding microbial ecology, human health and response to infection, resistance and preventive and treatment measures.
Furthermore, ReAct is working to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance as a major health threat in low- and middle income countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, and advocate for inclusion of antibiotics in global health programmes - in order to improve access to effective treatment of infectious diseases.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO WHO BOOK ON ABR
ReAct chaired two out of the five expert working groups contributing to the WHO monograph on "The Evolving Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance: Options for Action" launched on March 8, 2012.
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.
GHANAIAN WORKING GROUP ON AMR
The two-day workshop in Accra, Ghana on 14-15 February, 2011, organized by the Ghanaian Ministry of Health together with ReAct marked the start for a collabortive project to explore options for national policy development to address the emerging problem of antimicrobial resistance.