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News & Views from ReAct

Here are selected highlights of recent ReAct news and opinions, our policy briefs, fact sheets and published journal articles on a broad set of topics relevant for global and national debates on how to tackle antibiotic resistance.

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Opinion

Lack of access to old antibiotics drives antibiotic resistance development and impairs patient outcomes

Old, but still effective antibiotics used to treat a variety of common bacterial infections are becoming more difficult to access in many countries – often because companies withdraw the drugs from the market for commercial reasons.

News

Professor Otto Cars to serve as Expert in UN Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

This week Professor Otto Cars, founder of ReAct – Action on Antibiotic Resistance, was formally nominated to the United Nations (UN) ad-hoc Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (ICG-AMR) by the United Nations Secretary General.

Opinion

India’s new National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance

As one of the countries most affected by antimicrobial resistance India is now taking rapid strides to address the growing problem.

Opinion

WHO Releases Priority Pathogens List

ReAct welcomes the published WHO priority pathogens list (PPL), which is the first global effort to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics.  The major objective of the PPL is to guide the prioritization of incentives and funding, help align R&D priorities with public health needs and support global coordination in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Opinion

Could the use of Antimicrobial Peptides create resistance to ourselves?

In the wake of antimicrobial resistance and the severe lack of new antibiotics being discovered, researchers have turned to antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) for new compounds and inspiration. Resistance to AMPs is considered a rare occurrence, but new research challenges this belief. Caution must be taken when considering therapy with these, as resistance may have devastating consequences.

Policy brief

Antimicrobial resistance - A threat to the World's Sustainable Development

This paper examines how a number of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are impacted by antimicrobial resistance and suggests how to integrate the issue better into ongoing international policy processes using SDGs as an entry point.

Policy brief

The Antibiotic Resistance Declaration

The Antibiotic Resistance Coalition, a cross-sectoral coalition of 25 organizations which ReAct North America coordinates, has developed a comprehensive set of principles which guides the work and policy positions on antibiotic resistance.

Fact sheets

Take action on antibiotic resistance - for a better future for our children

ReAct held a series of briefings at the UNICEF’s headquarters in New York, USA, on the connection between antibiotic resistance and some of the major topics the organization covers such as health, nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

Journal article

Universal Access to Effective Antibiotics is Essential for Tackling Antibiotic Resistance

The world has a collective responsibility to preserve antibiotic effectiveness and access for all. This paper lays down policy implications and global governance tools necessary to addressed to resolve access vs. excess dilemma.

 

Journal article

A Global Antimicrobial Conservation Fund for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This paper co-authored by ReAct points out the critical need to scale-up funding for low-and middle-income countries to support antimicrobial conservation and proposes a formation of the fund coordinating such support.

 

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