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ReAct’s Impact Report 2019-2022!

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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.

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Click image to download ReAct’s Impact Report 2019-2022. Photo: Vishak Kumar

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, Director, ReAct Europe. Photo: Therese Holm, ReAct Europe

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.

Download ReAct’s Impact Report 2019-2022 (PDF, 2,9 MB)

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