Despite being a period marked by the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, over the last four years, clear progress has been made in global efforts to address antibiotic resistance. During 2019-2022 ReAct evolved as a network and increased its efforts to act on antibiotic resistance at a global, regional and country level. Together, the five ReAct nodes have collaborated - from community level to the highest global political agenda.
To celebrate our extensive work across a substantial range of activities and engagements, ReAct’s Impact Report puts focus on some of the key achievements we have accomplished during 2019-2022.
Anna Sjöblom, ReAct says:
“I am really proud of the collaborative ReAct efforts during the last four years. Across our nodes we engage in many different ways and reach out to many stakeholders in society: school children, students, farmers, women’s groups, health care workers, civil servants and decision makers, both locally and on the highest political level.
We can see our expert knowledge of antibiotic resistance is sought, as many organizations reach out to us, which all of ReAct really enjoys!
There is a great need for stronger engagement across all sectors and ReAct will be here to continue our mission for a world free from untreatable infections.”
10 focus areas:
ReAct’s work from 2019 to 2022
1. Build bridges between key actors bottom-up and top-down
Built bridges between international and regional bodies, country governments, civil society, academia, and professional organizations to advance implementation of National Action Plans on AMR.
2. Provide expertise
Provided our expertise to government ministries, regional institutions and international organizations such as the World Health Organization.
3. Evidence-based narratives
Developed evidence-based narratives on how areas such as poverty reduction, gender, the environment and universal health coverage are intimately connected to antibiotic resistance.
4. Next generation ABR champions
Cultivated the next generation of antibiotic resistance champions by inspiring students and youth to take action on antibiotic resistance regionally and globally.
5. Financing LMIC’s needs
Campaigned for financing of antibiotic resistance to be informed by and support low-and middle-income country needs.
6. Strategic partners global governance
Encouraged strategic partners and agencies to participate in global governance and ensure representation and inclusion of low-and middle-income countries perspectives in discussions and negotiations.
7. Demanded a public health driven research agenda
Demanded a public health driven research agenda that ensures equitable, sustainable and affordable access to effective antibiotics for all in need.
8. Global perspectives
Emphasized the need for renewed global leadership, systems thinking, and sustainable financing.
9. Mobilize civil society
Mobilized civil society to raise the profile of antibiotic resistance and the need for action at the national level, to advocate for transparent and inclusive governance and to hold WHO and other global governance partners accountable for their work.
10. ABR within the SDG 2030 Agenda
Advocated for addressing antibiotic resistance within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development agenda and pandemic preparedness.
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