ReAct Africa

Antimicrobial resistance in Africa

African countries suffer from the burden of infectious diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Both treatments and most medical procedures need functioning antibiotics. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will lead to millions of deaths per year as soon as in 2050, and most deaths will happen in low- and middle income countries. So antibiotic resistance is a major threat in Africa and we need many interventions and to work together across disciplines.

Concerted action on AMR

ReAct Africa is forming working groups on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), we assist with the creation and implementation of National Action Plans, and raises awareness among both the general public and among health, veterinarian, agricultural and environmental professionals. We work with other networks to have an even greater impact on AMR.

About us

ReAct Africa brings together experts and key stakeholders to form technical working groups on antimicrobial resistance. We provide technical assistance in the development and implementation of the National Action Plans. ReAct Africa takes on a holistic perspective and raises awareness by informing the general public and the health, veterinarian, agricultural and environmental sectors about antibiotic resistance.

How we work against AMR

National Action Plans

In 2015, the World Health Assembly called on all Member States to develop and have in place by 2017, National Action Plans on antimicrobial resistance that are aligned with the objectives of the Global Action Plan. Although some considerable progress has been made, major gaps still exist in Africa and require urgent action.

We help develop NAPs

Raising Awareness

Antibiotic resistance is a complex issue that requires behavior change from every person. Every November during the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week we work together with our local partners to raise awareness in the general public and among health, veterinarian and agricultural professionals.

How we raise awareness of AMR

Working with CSOs

Countries should not reinvent the wheel. Therefore, ReAct Africa holds an annual conference that brings together key people from multiple countries to share experiences and best practices, but also the obstacles and failures, to support each other in the development of National Action Plans.

How we work with CSOs

Engaging Students

ReAct Africa has been engaging students at various levels, from the elementary to the tertiary level. The objective of the interventions is to raise AMR awareness amongst students so that ultimately the students become “AMR champions” in their individual and professional capacity.

How we engage with students

Events and Activities

Every November during the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week we work together with our local partners to raise awareness in the general public and among health, veterinarian and agricultural professionals.

Our future and past events