Antibiotic resistance strikes hardest at the poor.
It is a well-known fact that antibiotic resistant infections have a major influence on the health of people globally. Antibiotic resistance increases both mortality and morbidity due to treatment failures and lack of effective therapy. But antibiotic resistance has even more far-reaching consequences on different levels that often tend to be overlooked.
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.
Read summary of key takeaways from the RAN conference on implementation on National Action Plans on Antimicrobial Resistance. At the end of the summary you can download the full report.
A few weeks ago ReAct Africa arranged the RAN conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Listen to what a few of the participants have to say.
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.
The Research Associate will work on activities aligned with current ReAct priorities, and coordinate these with the rest of the network.
You will amongst other: conduct literature reviews and collect relevant data for our projects, engage with potential collaborators, monitor scientific journals and grey literature, present ReAct’s work, positions and views at external meetings, lectures and you will formulate and disseminate advocacy and awareness raising strategies.
To ensure stakeholders are taking action on the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, WHO, FAO and OIE have come together to develop a monitor & evaluation approach.
Members of the ARC Coalition, including ReAct, came together for two teleconference calls in order to develop joint responses for the public consultation process.
In a series of papers in the BMJ, invited authors summarize the most recent developments regarding antimicrobial resistance in the South East Asian region. In these countries, antibiotic use is high and policies are either absent or poorly implemented.
Here we highlight two of these articles focusing on antibiotic use and stewardship. They give good examples and may provide inspiration to other low- and middle-income countries.
ReAct is a global network of antibiotic resistance experts with nodes in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America.
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 ReAct’s work on antibiotic resistance here.
Involved in developing your country's National Action Plan? Here you find support for developing a comprehensive plan.
Doctors, pharmacists, veterinarians and other health care professionals - you have the power to take action! Learn more about how to get started.
Engagement from civil society organizations and communities is needed to tackle antibiotic resistance. Learn more about how to get involved.