Civil society play a crucial role not only in influencing and informing the development of strategies and policies to manage antibiotic resistance at global and national level. They are also key actors in amplifying the reach of awareness raising activities and in translating adopted policies and strategies into real change on the ground and in communities.
Civil society organizations across the globe play a key role in raising awareness and understanding, changing public perceptions, and advocating for policy change. They bring diverse voices and perspectives into the conversation, grounding the discussion in the everyday realities of people around the world. The extended reach throughout civil society facilitates the wide reach of important messages and updates.
In May 2015, the WHO member states committed to the Global Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance, a blueprint for world’s action on antimicrobial resistance. While the Global Action Plan lays out what is needed at a global and national level, countries may need more support in engaging communities and civil society groups when developing and implementing national action plans to manage antibiotic resistance.
The Global Action Plan calls for civil society organizations to help promote public awareness and understanding of infection prevention and use of antibiotics across all sectors.
ReAct works closely with civil society organization both at the global level, but also at national level where the various nodes are based. We encourage organizations, networks, community groups and other actors interested in working on antibiotics resistance and collaborating with ReAct to contact us.
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