ReAct ACTIVITIES 2008 - 2010
Globalization and Antibiotic Resistance: Turning Crisis into Opportunity
In an op-ed appearing in BMJ, ReAct responds to the concerns raised by the global spread of bacteria carrying New Delhi metallo-ß-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) and resistance to all antibiotics except tigecycline and colistin.Read more about the op-ed
The Global Need for Effective Antibiotics Invitational conference organized by ReAct and Uppsala University
The aim of the conference was to build upon and deepen the discussions held at the expert meeting on "Innovative Incentives for Effective Antibacterials", in Stockholm in 2009. Read more about the conference.
The ReAct booklet Cure with Care available in spanish
Cuidar Y Curar. Comprendiendo la Resistencia Bacteriana a los Antibióticos. Download booklet (pdf 2 MB)
Launch of Microbiana - Of Microbes, Art, Medicine and Humankind
A project, supported by ReAct, aimed at stimulating discussion on the world of microbes, their breathtaking diversity, beauty and aesthetics. Read more on Microbiana.org
Development of New Post-Graduate Program to Manage ABR in Latin America
ReAct Latin America and the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Cuenca develop international program for research and training, helping primary health care practitioners to deal with infectious disease and antibiotic resistance. Read more about the program in ReAct Quarterly no 2/2010 (pdf 170 KB)
ReAct Urges Transatlantic Task Force to take Global Approach on AMR
In a letter to the Transatlantic Task Force on antimicrobial resistance, ReAct proposes potential directions for the Taskforce's work, stressing the importance of addressing the issue as a global concern. Download the letter to the Task Force (pdf 180 KB)
Tackling Antibiotic Resistance
ReAct editorial in the British Medical Journal in May 2010 echoing the need for new innovation strategies, alongside strengthened approaches to rational use and improvement of healthcare and prescribing practices, as well.
Fight AMR - Beyond Awareness Joint EPN-ReAct Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya.
Joint EPN-ReAct Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more about the workshop in ReAct Quarterly no 2/2010(pdf 169KB)
Cooperative Campaign for Antibiotic Resistance Control South East AsiaSouth East Asia Regional meeting jointly organised by ReAct, Chula Global Network and the Chulalongkorn University. Read more about the meeting in ReAct Quarterly no 1/2010 (pdf 184 KB)
ReAct enter into collaboration with INDEPTH
ReAct enter into collaboration with INDEPTH. Joint INDEPTH-ReAct workshop held in Pune, India with the purpose to catalyse further uptake of antibiotic resistance on INDEPTH´s scientific agenda and stimulate collaborative research.
Download summary report (pdf 85 KB)
September - October
Establishment of a South East Asian Network on Antibiotic Resistance
A series of initiatives by ReAct and partners in the South East Asia region with the aim to raise awareness and address the growing challenge of ABR.
Innovative Incentives for Effective Antibacterials
Invitational expert conference in Stockholm during the Swedish Presidency of the European Union. ReAct was deeply involved in the entire process leading up to and during the conference. Read more about the process.
ReAct in cooperation with the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) conducted an analysis of the drug pipeline. This resulted in a report, The Bacterial Challenge: Time to ReAct, which served as a background document for the international conference held in Stockholm as a part of the Swedish EU presidency, Innovative Incentives for Effective Antibacterials.
June 17 - 19
National seminar on Infectious Diseases in Cuenca, Ecuador
ReAct Latin America and the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of Cuenca, invites to a national seminar on infectious diseases; diagnostics, treatment and rational use of antibiotics. Read more in the newsletter from RLA (pdf 75 KB) Spanish
Launch of the EPN/ReAct Fight AMR campaign at the 62:nd WHA in Geneva
Meeting at the WHA 2009 bringing together Country Delegates, WHO staff and Civil society, addressing the critical need of leadership and action to contain AMR. Read more about the meeting
China and Sweden in high level conference on Antibiotic Resistance
ReAct participating in meeting between Chinese and Swedish health ministers and experts to work out a collaboration plan to meet the challenge of antibiotic resistance. Read more about the meeting in Beijing
Release of "The Cuenca Declaration- A Global Call to Action to contain Antibacterial Resistance"
ReAct Latin America presenting the outcomes from the international meeting in Cuenca in June 2008. Read more about ReAct Latin America
March - April
Establishment of a WHO/World Alliance for Patient Safety Working Group on Enabling Innovation to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance.
ReAct both identified the stakeholders recruited to this group, acted as chair for the group and coordinated the work of the groups.
ReAct Latin America signs agreement with PAHO Ecuador
Jaime Astudillo, rector of the University of Cuenca; Arturo Quizhpe coordinator of ReAct Latinoamérica and Jorge Prosperi, representative of the PAHO in Ecuador, signed the agreement at a special ceremony. Read more in the newsletter from ReAct Latin America (pdf 75 KB) Spanish Video on YouTube
New design of the ReAct publications on the Burden of Antibiotic Resistance
that had been revised during autumn 2008. The series now also contains "Burden of Antibiotic Resistance on Women´s Health". Download our fact sheets here
2008December 5 - 9
Microbes and Metaphors, re-imaging bacteria, infection and the body
A dialogue between scientists and artists at Wee Jasper, Australia. Read more on www.microbiana.org
November 9 - 14
Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop in Moshi, Tanzania
Organized by ReAct partner, Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN). More information about the workshop on www.epnetwork.org
Meeting the challenge of antibiotic resistance
Onlince article by ReAct published in British Medical Journal and interview with professor Otto Cars about what is needed to tackle antibiotic resistance. Read the article and watch the video on bmj.com
International Seminar & Workshop in Cuenca, Ecuador
ReAct Latin America in collaboration with PAHO and the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Cuenca and the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO), summoned America and other continents to in an International Workshop and Seminar treating antibiotic resistance, infectious diseases, solidarity and the Ecossystems.
May 19 - 24
ReAct at the 61th WHA in Geneva
Following up on our activities in 2007, ReAct was attending the World Health Assembly (WHA) again this year. Relationships with friends and partners from the World Health Organisation (WHO), Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other health organisations were strengthened, and new contacts were made with the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), to mention some. Read more here
Minireview on behalf of React published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
The clinical and economic impact of multiresistant Gramnegative bacteria. Download the review here
New subtopic on Antibiotic Resistance launched on SciDevNet
With the support of ReAct, a new subtopic on Antibiotic Resistance was launched on the 26th of March on the SciDevNet website. The antibiotic resistance subtopic includes feature articles, opinion pieces, and briefs on policy solutions to resistance, all with an emphasis in the developing world. Read more about the new subtopic