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ReAct Europe

The issue of antibiotic resistance is complex, and so are possible solutions to manage the situation.

We provide up to date and high quality information on antibiotic resistance

ReAct Europe provides up to date, high quality, scientifically credible information on antibiotic resistance. Through continuous monitoring of the global issue, we review information about antibiotic resistance and related sectors such as global health, one health, and infection control. We then extract the most relevant and useful information and package it into formats that are suitable for actors in the field.

Our goal is to facilitate a global response to antibiotic resistance, paying particular attention to the needs of low-and middle-income countries.

Toolbox – a guide to facilitate action on antibiotic resistance

To make information accessible, ReAct Europe created the ReAct Toolbox. Here, we aim to guide the user on how to work with the issue, describe best practices and the processes that have led to successful interventions and change. If you are a policy maker, health care professional or work in civil society you will find much useful information in our Toolbox. As new information and resources emerge, we do our best to keep the Toolbox continuously up to date.

Support to governments and organizations

We support governments and organizations with our technical expertise and help them connect to useful partners in our extensive network.

In collaboration with the World Health Organization, we support countries in establishing National Action Plans using the Toolbox as one of the main resources. Read more on how we collaborated with Ghana in their efforts to create and implement a National Policy on antimicrobial resistance.

A catalyst for debate

ReAct Europe works to raise the profile of antibiotic resistance as a global issue. We act as a catalyst for debate by organizing high-level meetings as well as technical briefings. We aim to translate science into policy action and produce scientific papers, fact sheets and policy briefs to help achieve this aim.

Front page of ReAct material for policy seminar in Brussels with a text and close up of a jar with yellow lid

An example of how we work via indirect advocacy is the high-level policy seminar we organized in Brussels in 2011. The seminar entitled “Collaboration for Innovation – The Urgent Need for New Antibiotics” focused on new models for antibiotic innovation, conservation and access. Ideas seeded at the well-attended seminar were a source of input to the EU action plan launched few months later.

Placing antibiotic resistance within the Sustainable Development Agenda

ReAct Europe contributed to link antimicrobial resistance and the Sustainable Development Goals. Our efforts helped incorporate antimicrobial resistance into the SDGs Outcome Document.

Seminars for UNICEF’s headquarters

In June 2016, ReAct Europe conducted a series of seminars at UNICEF’s headquarters in New York. We addressed the regional advisors of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health and nutrition by creating targeted fact sheets and presentations. Engaging key organisations to take up ABR on their agenda by showing its impact on their goals is a key strategy for ReAct.

Contact ReAct Europe

Please, do not hesitate to contact ReAct Europe if you have further questions, need help or would like to cooperate.

Click here for all contact information.