The upcoming High-level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) at the UN General Assembly in 2024 will be a historic opportunity for the world to renew political momentum and commitment towards addressing antibiotic resistance.
Now ReAct releases the report “Unlocking Barriers for Collective Action” from the Uppsala Dialogue Meeting held earlier this year, on the road towards the High-level Meeting in September 2024.
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.
During the commemoration of World AMR Awareness Week (WAAW), ReAct Africa actively engaged the community by participating in a march past organized in collaboration with the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI). The event saw enthusiastic participation from various groups, including members of the Matero United Church of Zambia (UCZ) and the Women’s Christian Fellowship (WCF), who walked alongside young men and women, covering a distance of approximately four kilometers.
The hybrid ReAct Africa & South Centre Conference held in August this year had an attendance of 156 physical participants from 38 countries, and totally reflecting registrations from 67 countries worldwide. The theme for the 3-day conference was: “Leave No One Behind: Advancing One Health Antimicrobial Resistance National Action Plans Implementation in Africa”.
During World AMR Awareness Week ReAct Africa and South Centre release the report from the conference held in Lusaka, Zambia.
WAAW Interview ReAct
In honor of World AMR Awareness Week, we have interviewed ReAct staff across the nodes to learn more about their role at ReAct and their work towards a world free from untreatable infections.
Silvina Alessio works as School health and microbial world – Coordinator for ReAct Latin America in Cuenca, Ecuador. She has directed the development of the ReAct material: the Alforja Educativa “School Health Education Microbial World”. Material that has been used for many years and that is constantly evolving.
In the latest available draft of the WHO CA+ text – also known as the pandemic accord – language on antimicrobial resistance have throughout the text been marked for potential removal.
This would not only be a major missed opportunity to leverage pandemic prevention efforts towards addressing one of today’s biggest health threats, but would also mean that the provisions of the pandemic accord may not be triggered if the next pandemic is of bacterial origin – and it may very well be!
ReAct Staff Interview
Julian Nyamupachitu from ReAct Africa. She is the program officer and M&E manager of ReAct Africa and has been particularly involved in youth engagement initiatives.
Click to learn more about her journey.
Despite being a period marked by the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, over the last four years, clear progress has been made in global efforts to address antibiotic resistance. During 2019-2022 ReAct evolved as a network and increased its efforts to act on antibiotic resistance at a global, regional and country level. Together, the five ReAct nodes have collaborated – from community level to the highest global political agenda. Learn more and download report!
ReAct is a global network of antibiotic resistance experts with nodes in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America.
Your gift means a great deal. With your donation you will help address 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.
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.