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Dr. S.S. Lal appointed new Director for ReAct Asia Pacific!

ReAct global leaders group is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr S.S. Lal as the new Director of ReAct Asia Pacific. Dr S.S. Lal is a renowned Indian public health expert with over three decades of experience working across Asia, Africa, Europe and the USA to strengthen health systems and expand access to quality healthcare. His multifaceted expertise, spanning medicine, program management, research and training, will be invaluable as ReAct expands its work across the Asia Pacific region.

World Cancer Day: Cancer communities can help making the UN High Level meeting on AMR a turning point

Cancer patients often undergo extensive treatments, including surgeries, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, which make them more susceptible to infections. Many cancer patients therefore rely on effective antibiotics to keep opportunistic infections at bay. On this World Cancer Day we invite cancer communities and organizations worldwide to join our call on governments to make the United Nations High-Level Meeting on AMR in September this year the turning point that is urgently needed in the global response to antibiotic resistance.

New Report: Impactful approaches for community-wide engagement on antibiotic resistance

In the fall of 2023, ReAct, Uppsala Antibiotic Center and Antibiotic Smart Sweden initiated a webinar and workshop series for promoting a systematic and meaningful engagement of communities and civil society groups as key stakeholders in the global response to antibiotic resistance. Now the collaboration releases a summary report from the initiative this far.

Handbook for Antibiotic Smart Communities Framework

Here you can learn more about, and download, the data collection handbook for an “Antibiotic Smart Communities” indicator framework, developed by ReAct Asia Pacific. It aims to help measure the “antibiotic smartness” of communities in tackling antimicrobial resistance.

New ReAct Brief: Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest & most urgent cross-border health crises of our time – but still not addressed as such!

New ReAct briefing note out ahead of the UN General Assembly High-Level meeting on AMR in September, 2024.

3 questions to MSF: Antimicrobial resistance in the ongoing Gaza war

In the ongoing conflict in Gaza, the health care system has taken a very heavy toll, hospitals have been damaged or destroyed and remaining structures are operating far beyond capacity and with a big shortage of supply and staff. As in several other armed conflicts in the world, on top of already huge humanitarian needs, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is making the situation even more severe and complex.

ReAct Asia Pacific: Youth engagement in India

A workshop was held in Vellore, Tamil Nadu and was titled a ‘Dialogue meeting: Youth Leadership Program on AMR’. The workshop allowed students to listen to and interact with speakers from both medical, veterinary, environmental, and advocacy backgrounds. For this, students were asked to submit posters.

The results provided a range of interesting interventions to be adopted. The teams took the role of Youth Leaders in addressing the issue of antimicrobial resistance at the community level through innovative approaches.

Latin America Empowered Communities: One Health meeting with diverse and hopeful voices

During WAAW, ReAct Latin America, PAHO and South Centre hosted the “Empowered Communities Meeting Series to tackle AMR in Latin America and the Caribbean”.

The events harbored diverse voices with the aim of promoting a One Health perspective, providing participants with an opportunity to promote mobilization and action in favor of health.