Here you find a few selected highlights from all ReAct activities during World AMR Awareness Week 2023, including links to webinars, reports released and films.
In the context of World AMR Awareness week ReAct arranged and participates in a mix of events and engagements such as: empowering communities meeting, photo and video competition, online campaigns, student webinar, launch of videos, interviews, a call for real life stories, exhibitions and much much more. During the week ReAct increased its engagement with key actors such as: policy makers, communities and their leaders, health care givers, students and civil society organizations.
Online, ReAct also joined the World Health Organization “Go-blue for AMR” campaign.
Release! ReAct Africa and South Centre Conference Report!
The hybrid ReAct Africa and South Centre Conference held mid August had an attendance of 156 physical participants from 38 countries; reflecting registrations from 67 countries worldwide.
The theme for the 3-day conference was: “Leave No One Behind: Advancing One Health Antimicrobial Resistance National Action Plans Implementation in Africa”.
During World AMR Awareness Week ReAct Africa, South Centre and additional partners released a report from the conference held in Lusaka, Zambia.
AMR Couch Conversation – 7 interviews
This is the second year ReAct Africa releases a series of seven short interviews featuring some of the key voices in the global health area of antibiotic resistance. The videos have thematic areas such as: One Health, youth engagement and media engagement. The interviews were recorded during ReAct Africa Conference in August this year and are published on ReAct Tube on Youtube.
Look at the 7 interviews:
Zambia: March for treatable infections during World AMR Awareness Week
ReAct Africa actively engaged the community by participating in a march past organized in collaboration with the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI). The event saw enthusiastic participation from various groups, including members of the Women’s Christian Fellowship of the Matero United Church of Zambia, who walked alongside young men and women, covering a distance of approximately four kilometers.
ReAct Asia Pacific
Release of 3 films – a FAO collaboration
Three five minute videos was produced with the technical support of ReAct, as part of the FAO-supported project titled, “Seeding and Scaling One Health Awareness and Action on Antimicrobial Resistance”.
The project involved collaboration between ReAct nodes in the Asia Pacific, Africa and Latin America as well as the ReAct Strategic Policy Program and involved educational outreach activities, developing communication products and policy briefing documents on reducing the need for antibiotic use in food production and agriculture.
See the films on youtube:
Reducing the need for antimicrobials by improving animal husbandry practices.
Tackling antimicrobial resistance in livestock: the Impact of good husbandry practices in Indonesia.
Ensuring responsible and sustainable shrimp production by implementing good aquaculture practices.
Media training in Indonesia
— World Organisation for Animal Health in Asia (@WOAH_Asia) November 11, 2023
The Bangkok regional office for World Organizations for Animal Health (WOAH) and ReAct Asia Pacific is holding a media training in Surabaya Indonesia.
Release of the report: Unlocking Barriers for Collective Action
ReAct just released the report “The Global Need for Effective Antibiotics – Unlocking Barriers for Collective Action” from the Uppsala Dialogue Meeting held earlier this year, on the road towards the High-level Meeting in September 2024.
The upcoming High-level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance at the UN General Assembly in 2024 will be a historic opportunity for the world to renew political momentum and commitment towards addressing antibiotic resistance.
ReAct Webinar: AMR High-level Meeting 2024: Mobilizing Collective Action.
Release of short film from the Dialogue Meeting arranged by ReAct and Uppsala University
In this short film you hear a few voices from the meeting days and their thoughts on antibiotic resistance and actions needed to for a world with treatable infections. You also find a few key takeaways.
European Commission – webinar with One Health focus
ReAct’s founder Otto Cars was one of the speakers at the One Health Conference arranged by the European Commission. Click to learn more about the One Health Conference.
Cancer and antibiotic resistance
ReAct’s Andrea Caputo presented at Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) virtual dialogue: Cancer patients are the primary victims of the superbug crisis.
15 hour webinar free webinar with certificate: Tackling AMR in hospital settings
Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery is arranging a 15 hour webinar focusing on how to address antimicrobial resistance in hospital settings. A wide range of speakers are engaged and ReAct’s founder Otto Cars is one of them. Otto Cars will focus on: A global approach to tackle the AMR crisis.
Community engagement series
During this fall, ReAct, Uppsala Antibiotic Center and Antibiotic Smart Sweden arranged a webinar and workshop series to learn more about how to engage communities and civil society groups in the global response to antibiotic resistance. The series consists of two webinars and one workshop around World AMR Awareness Week.
Podcast epsiode on community engagement
Listen to Uppsala Antibiotic Center podcast episode about community engagement released during World AMR Awareness Week
Call for real life stories with GARDP
ReAct and The Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP) put focus on real life stories from individuals affected by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, professionals who notice that their work is affected by antibiotic resistance, for example in healthcare, and people acting on this global health challenge to keep the power of antibiotics – for a world free from untreatable infections.
ReAct Latin America
Empowering Communities Meeting Series
The objective of the Initiative – “Communities Empowered to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance” – is to engage all sectors of society, but especially organized communities, in efforts to effectively tackle antimicrobial resistance. These events convene diverse voices and perspectives, promoting an open and engaging dialogue with the goal to improve the health of all. The meeting series is listed as WHO high-lighted events during World AMR Awareness Week.
The initiative is a collaboration with PAHO/WHO and South Center.
During World AMR Awareness Week ReAct Lain America also arranged 7 public events in Cuenca, Ecuador.
The musical group Ensamble del Viento presents its work “Dancing with bacteria”, an artistic work of dance, music and theater that is combined with science to carry the message of the feeling of the tiny in human beings.
See the performance on Facebook.
More from "2023"
- 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!
- 3 questions to MSF: Antimicrobial resistance in the ongoing Gaza war
- ReAct reports from the first AMR Multi-stakeholder Partnership Platform Plenary Assembly
- Workshop on community engagement on antibiotic resistance
- ReAct Asia Pacific: Youth engagement in India
- ReAct highlights World AMR Awareness Week 2023
- Latin America Empowered Communities: One Health meeting with diverse and hopeful voices
- Zambia: March for treatable infections during World AMR Awareness Week
- Release ReAct Africa Conference Report
- ReAct activities for World AMR Awareness Week 2023
- Join React Latin America Empowered Communities Meeting Series in November!
- Join ReAct webinar! AMR High-level Meeting 2024: Mobilizing Collective Action
- ReAct Report: Unlocking Barriers for Collective Action
- 5 reasons why the European Transferable Exclusivity Voucher proposal should go in the bin
- Alforja Educativa launched in Brazil!
- ReAct Asia Pacific: Engaging youth on AMR
- Antibiotic smart students and Teachers
- Key takeaways from the ReAct Africa & South Centre Conference 2023
- ART, BACTERIA AND THE MICROBIOME – A book launch in Ecuador
- Community engagement series – education and advocacy materials!
- Student Kyembe Ignitius Salachi
- ReAct is hiring! Are you our new Director for ReAct Asia Pacific?
- Strengthening Diagnostics Capacity: How can the newly adopted resolution help to contain the spread of antibiotic resistance?
- Almedalen 2023
- Join international dialogue on Art, Microbes and Planetary Health!
- Key achievements on antibiotic resistance during the Swedish EU Council Presidency
- ReAct Africa Conference 2023
- 3 reason why a new Pandemic Accord should address antibiotic resistance
- ReAct’s Impact Report 2019-2022!
- Ambitious new AMR recommendations adopted by EU Member States today
- 33rd ECCMID – ReAct’s highlights and impressions
- Uppsala Dialogue meeting: Experts from more than 20 countries gathered for collaborative actions on ABR
- ReAct Asia Pacific: Sensitizing civil society in India
- Sweden: International high-level meeting – unlocking barriers for collective action on antibiotic resistance
- Sweden’s successful approach to antibiotic resistance can be used as inspiration in other countries
- When Doctor Rianto suffered from antibiotic resistance as a patient
- ReAct Latin America: Cycling as community engagement
- Statement by ReAct – in response to the EC adoption of the revised pharmaceutical legislation proposal
- Mitigating AMR using implementation research: a development funder’s approach
- High-level conference in Japan: Universal Health Coverage, pandemic prevention, preparedness & response and AMR in focus
- New UNEP report – spotlight on environment and AMR
- New publication! Equitable access to antibiotics: A core element for pandemic preparedness and response
- Sustainable access to effective antibiotics in focus at Swedish EU presidency High-level meeting
- New ReAct Expert Policy Brief: 5 key challenges and public not-for-profit solutions in early stages antibiotics R&D
- Time is ticking – more needs to be done to tackle antibiotic resistance
- Sweden: Towards an antibiotic smart society
- Lancet article: Transferable exclusivity voucher: A flawed incentive to stimulate antibiotic innovation
- Lancet article: An analysis of existing national action plans for antimicrobial resistance – gaps and opportunities in strategies optimising antibiotic use in human populations
- New experts in the ReAct Toolbox Advisory Group!
- Dancing with bacteria: a theatrical performance about antibiotic resistance
- Malin Grape – Sweden’s AMR Ambassador on her role and the Swedish EU Presidency
- Genomic analysis of sewage from 101 countries reveals global landscape of antimicrobial resistance
- Dr. Jaya Ranjalkar new Director ReAct Asia Pacific