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Here you find links to articles, reports and short videos - to learn more about the impact of Antimicrobial Resistance on Universal Health Coverage, the Sustainable Development Goals and the urgent need to find ways to finance efforts to manage antimicrobial resistance. Scroll down to find all material!

Antimicrobial Resistance and Universal Health Coverage

ReAct policy brief

New ReAct policy brief: Antimicrobial resistance and universal health coverage – What’s the deal?

This policy brief shows why antimicrobial resistance seriously threatens achieving universal health coverage, but also how their respective policies go hand in hand.


2 minutes video: UHC <3 AMR - Five steps forward

Without managing Antimicrobial Resistance sustainable financing of Universal Health Coverage will be difficult. See video UHC <3 AMR – Five Steps Forward.


Why do effective antibiotics matter for quality of care and patient safety?

One of the hallmark objectives of Universal Health Coverage is the provision of quality care to improve the health of those receiving it. Effective antibiotics and antibiotic resistance are interlinked with a number of important dimensions regarding patient safety.


2 minutes video: What happens if you incorporate Antimicrobial Resistance concerns in to Universal Health Coverage?

What happens if you incorporate Antimicrobial Resistance concerns in to Universal Health Coverage? It raises the quality of care. Universal Health Coverage and concerns of Antimicrobial Resistance are linked.


Three key takeaways from the ReAct Africa conference

End July ReAct Africa, together with South Centre, arranged its annual conference, bringing stakeholders on antimicrobial resistance in the Africa region together. This year’s theme was antimicrobial resistance and the link to Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals. Three key takeaways from insights by experts in antimicrobial resistance and universal health coverage from 33 different countries.


Three short interviews on AMR and UHC - from ReAct Africa Conference

Three short interviews on Antimicrobial Resistance and Universal Health Coverage from the ReAct Africa Conference held in July 2019 with 120 participants from 33 countries.

Quotation cards

Quotation cards for social media

Quotation cards free to download and use. Made for foremost for social media, but can be used in presentations or other material. Most of the quotes focus on Antimicrobial Resistance and Universal Health Coverage, but some with focus on health, finance, governance and sustainable development.

Why is Antimicrobial Resistance a development problem?

ReAct report

ReAct Report: When the Drugs Don’t Work - Antibiotic Resistance as a Global Development Problem

Working antibiotics have given us a huge boost in quality of life over the last nine decades, but their importance and value is overlooked. Antibiotics play a crucial role in many more areas of life than most people imagine. This report by ReAct and Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation looks at the state of global development when the drugs don’t work and a post-antibiotic era sets in. The report shows how antibiotic resistance is a global development problem by highlighting existing data and people’s experiences.


2 minutes video: Why is Antimicrobial Resistance a development problem?

Antibiotics are starting to lose their effectiveness due to infections caused by resistant bacteria. Its consequences will be far-reaching for the development of societies. See short video how several of the Sustainable Development Goals will be affected by Antimicrobial Resistance.


Infographics - SDGs and AMR

Infographics with facts from the ReAct report: When The Drugs Don’t Work – Antimicrobial Resistance as a Sustainable Development Problem. Free to download and use.


AMR-specific indicator proposed for monitoring Sustainable Development Goals

In a public consultation, the Inter-agency Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goals indicators (IAEG-SDG) proposed an AMR-specific indicator. This is the first suggested AMR-specific indicator among potential changes to the metrics tracking progress on the United Nations’ SDGs. The World Health Organization-proposed indicator on AMR is among the potential changes to Goal 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing). This proposed indicator is timely and necessary for the success for the SDGs which aim to address global challenges.


WHA conversation on Antibiotic Resistance as a Global Development Problem co-organized by ReAct

On the margins of World Health Assembly that took place in Geneva in May 2019 ReAct together with Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and South Centre organized an event on antibiotic resistance.


Combating antimicrobial resistance in Africa to achieve the 2030 Agenda

In partnership with South Centre, ReAct Africa hosted its 3rd annual conference in 2018. Beginning November, this regional conference brought together 67 participants from 22 African countries. A truly One Health representation. The three-day meeting unpacked, in greater detail, how antimicrobial resistance relates with the sustainable development goals.

Antimicrobial Resistance and the urgent need for funding efforts