In focus

Dr. Jaya Ranjalkar new Director ReAct Asia Pacific

Dr. Jaya Ranjalkar is the new Interim Director for ReAct Asia Pacific. She joined ReAct in 2017 as a Senior Research Officer. Dr. Ranjalkar is a medical doctor and has worked in various public health related projects before joining ReAct.

ReAct - Action on Antibiotic Resistance

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.

Community engagement

Dancing with bacteria: a theatrical performance about antibiotic resistance

At the end of 2022, ReAct Latin America and partners produced a creative theatrical performance – Dancing with bacteria. The production used traditional music together with modern dance to raise awareness about antibiotic resistance.

 

Interview

Malin Grape – Sweden’s AMR Ambassador on her role and the Swedish EU Presidency

Early 2022, Malin Grape was appointed by the Swedish Government as Sweden’s, and the world’s, first AMR Ambassador – to further strengthen global efforts against antimicrobial resistance. ReAct had the opportunity to talk to her about her role one year after her appointment and about antimicrobial resistance and the current Swedish EU Presidency.

News

Genomic analysis of sewage from 101 countries reveals global landscape of antimicrobial resistance

End last year a new comprehensive study that analyses sewage samples from 234 cities in 101 countries was published. The study highlights the potential of a sewage-based global monitoring system. ReAct reached out to Professor Frank Aarestrup, co-conceiver and co-writer of the study, to learn more about the project and to hear his thoughts on monitoring and surveillance.

News

15 things that need to happen in 2023 – for a robust response on antibiotic resistance!

2022 is coming to an end. And the silent pandemic of antibiotic resistance is growing right before our eyes. 1,27 million people die from antibiotic resistance every year. 7,7 million people die from bacterial infections every year. To add on to this, bacteria see no borders – we all are connected – humans-animals-environment – so the challenge rises far beyond human health.

ReAct’s five nodes see these 15 things as key in 2023 – for a robust global response on antibiotic resistance:

Research and development

5 challenges that governments need to address in resolving the stagnation in antibiotic development

We are now well into a third decade of failure and standstill in developing new antibiotics. The traditional market-based financing model for research and development of new antibiotics continues to fail. There are five challenges governments need to address to resolve the stagnation in antibiotic development.

Interview

Sweden: Pernilla’s 8-day old daughter died from sepsis – caused by resistant bacteria Klebsiella

When Pernilla Rönnholm from Gothenburg, Sweden, gave birth to her twins Kirsty and Freya, only one of the girls survived. Kirsty died 8 days old from multi-drug resistant bacteria. Listen to the family’s story in an interview with the mother, Pernilla.

Theme

COVID-19 and antibiotic resistance

ReAct articles relating to COVID-19 and antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotic resistance

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.

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We are global

ReAct is a global network of antibiotic resistance experts with nodes in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America.

The ReAct Toolbox

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.

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National Action Plans

Involved in developing and implementing your country's National Action Plan on AMR? Here you find support tools and inspiration.

Movement Building

Engagement from civil society organizations and communities is needed to tackle antibiotic resistance. Learn more about how to get involved.

Globally Coordinated Governance

Globally coordinated governance on antimicrobial resistance - to ensures a sustainable response that takes into account the conditions for LMICs

Public Health Driven Innovation

A public health driven and end-to-end approach to innovation that enables sustainable access to effective antibiotics in LMICs