In the fall of 2023, ReAct, Uppsala Antibiotic Center and Antibiotic Smart Sweden initiated a webinar and workshop series for promoting a systematic and meaningful engagement of communities and civil society groups as key stakeholders in the global response to antibiotic resistance. Now the collaboration releases a summary report from the initiative this far.
ReAct is an independent network dedicated to the problem of antibiotic resistance. ReAct is a global catalyst, advocating and stimulating for global engagement on antibiotic resistance through a broad range of collaborations.
World Cancer Day
Cancer patients often undergo extensive treatments, including surgeries, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, which make them more susceptible to infections. Many cancer patients therefore rely on effective antibiotics to keep opportunistic infections at bay. On this World Cancer Day we invite cancer communities and organizations worldwide to join our call on governments to make the United Nations High-Level Meeting on AMR in September this year the turning point that is urgently needed in the global response to antibiotic resistance.
ReAct global leaders group is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr S.S. Lal as the new Director of ReAct Asia Pacific. Dr S.S. Lal is a renowned Indian public health expert with over three decades of experience working across Asia, Africa, Europe and the USA to strengthen health systems and expand access to quality healthcare. His multifaceted expertise, spanning medicine, program management, research and training, will be invaluable as ReAct expands its work across the Asia Pacific region.
Learn more about, and download, the data collection handbook for an “Antibiotic Smart Communities” indicator framework, developed by ReAct Asia Pacific. It aims to help measure the “antibiotic smartness” of communities in tackling antimicrobial resistance.
New ReAct Brief: Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest & most urgent cross-border health crises of our time – but still not addressed as such!
New ReAct briefing note out ahead of the UN General Assembly High-level meeting on AMR in September, 2024.
The very first Plenary Assembly of the recently created Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform (MSPP) on AMR was held in Rome, Italy, on the 15-16th of November 2023.
As a member of the platform, ReAct attended with its official representative Julian Nyamupachitu and alternate Kerstin Åkerfeldt, and welcomed the opportunity to discuss the role of the platform and the timely exchanges on UN HLM AMR 2024 with other civil society members and other stakeholders present at the meeting.
The hybrid ReAct Africa & South Centre Conference held in August this year had an attendance of 156 physical participants from 38 countries, and totally reflecting registrations from 67 countries worldwide. The theme for the 3-day conference was: “Leave No One Behind: Advancing One Health Antimicrobial Resistance National Action Plans Implementation in Africa”.
During World AMR Awareness Week ReAct Africa and South Centre release the report from the conference held in Lusaka, Zambia.
Despite being a period marked by the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, over the last four years, clear progress has been made in global efforts to address antibiotic resistance. During 2019-2022 ReAct evolved as a network and increased its efforts to act on antibiotic resistance at a global, regional and country level. Together, the five ReAct nodes have collaborated – from community level to the highest global political agenda. Learn more and download report!
ReAct is a global network of antibiotic resistance experts with nodes in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America.
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The ReAct Toolbox is a user-friendly web-based resource that provides inspiration and guidance to take action and develop national action plans on antibiotic resistance. It is built on what has been done in the past in a variety of settings, and is aligned with ongoing and current initiatives from across the globe.
In the last 70 years the use of antibiotics has been crucial in improving countless lives and drastically reducing deaths caused by bacterial infections. The increasing development of antibiotic resistance is posing a serious threat to human health and development, the environment and for animal health. Learn more about antibiotic resistance here.