In focus

National action plans and global AMR framework on the agenda at the 70th World Health Assembly

Country delegates will have a long list of agenda items lined up for discussion to get through, discussion on antimicrobial resistance features on the agenda. This year, the focus will be on the three requests made in the United Nations General Assembly Political Declaration of the World Health Organization: country progress in developing their National Action Plans on antimicrobial resistance, progress on finalizing the Global Development and Stewardship Framework and finally the setup of the ad hoc UN Interagency Coordination Group.

Read the full ReAct brief on antimicrobial resistance – agenda item 12.2 at the 70th World Health Assembly.

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 supports countries in the development of National Action Plans on AMR

National Action Plans on antimicrobial resistance are a crucial component to address antibiotic resistance at the country level. Since 2010, ReAct has supported countries in the development of National Action Plans.

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.


ReAct co-hosts side event during World Health Assembly

During the 70th World Health Assembly, ReAct, members of the Antibiotic Resistance Coalition and allies including South Centre, Médecins Sans Frontières, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Health Action International and Medicus Mundi International will be co-hosting a side event.


New antibiotics in the news

Every now and then, news headlines report on findings of new antibiotics, such as “Maple Syrup Can Kill Superbugs”. Often they are portrayed as ”new”, ”potent”, ”killing superbugs” or having ”no resistance development”. Just reading the headlines, you would be forgiven for thinking the antibiotic crisis is close to being solved. But this is not the case.

We are global

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

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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National Action Plans

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Health Care Professionals

Doctors, pharmacists, veterinarians and other health care professionals - you have the power to take action! Learn more about how to get started.

Civil Society Organizations

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