Mirfin Mpundu, Head of ReAct Africa says:
”Developing National Action Plans on antimicrobial resistance is a great accomplishment but implementing is even a greater accomplishment. Participants will discuss how they can move forward with implementation within the One Health framework, prioritization, costing, unique challenges, stewardship, integrating antimicrobial resistance as a core element in current running programs. ReAct is honored to support these public global goals.”
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.
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.
A crucial autumn for policy in the field of antibiotic resistance is coming up. Important steps in defining what the global response to the challenge of generating innovation of new crucial antibiotics while ensuring their affordable access and sustainable conservation will likely be taken.
Infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance are related with nutrition through intricate connections, which are poorly understood. Several hypotheses have been proposed suggesting that our gut microbiome is instrumental for our health in many ways.
In 2017, forty-four countries volunteered to present their Voluntary National Reviews to the UN High-level Political Forum. Six countries directly referenced antimicrobial resistance containment activities as a means towards successful realization of the Sustainable Development Goals.
End July, the workshop “National Workshop on AMR and Antibiotic Use: For Voluntary Organisations” was organized by ReAct Asia Pacific. The workshop was meant as a platform to engage various civil society organizations and sensitize them about the implications of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the need to improve antibiotic use.
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.
ReAct is a global network of antibiotic resistance experts with nodes in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America.
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.