In focus

Recap of WHO 140th Executive Board meeting

The discussions on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) 140th Executive Board meeting, had several interesting interventions from Member States on the key areas that the WHO was given responsibility over in the UNGA Political Declaration on AMR from September 2016.

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 ReAct’s work on antibiotic resistance here.


ReAct briefings for the 140th WHO Executive Board

For the 140th session of WHO Executive Board, which run from January 23 to February 1, ReAct has developed and shared a briefing document for the agenda point on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR ) and a number of other relevant agenda points for Member State Missions in Geneva to consider.


European Commission diagnostic prize winner announced

The Horizon prize on Better Use of Antibiotics rewarded one million Euro for a diagnostic tool which can help decide if a respiratory tract infection needs antibiotic therapy, or if it can be managed without antibiotics. As respiratory tract infections are still the most common diseases to be treated erratically with antibiotics, tools like these are very welcome.


New collaboration on strategies for tackling antibiotic resistance

ReAct and Stockholm Resilience Centre join forces on the global antibiotic resistance challenge.

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.

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Toolbox for action on antibiotic resistance

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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