- I have always been passionate about global health, particularly antimicrobial resistance and innovations in health, says newly graduated medical student Student Kyembe Ignitius Salachi from Zambia. He has joined both the ReAct Africa Leadership Program and the ReAct Africa Conference. He is looking forward to joining the conference this year as well.
How did you get to know about the ReAct Africa Conference and eventually attend?
– I have always been passionate about global health, particularly antimicrobial resistance and innovations in health. In May last year I came across a student competition held by the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the World Animal Organization in collaboration with ReAct Africa. I won second prize and was invited to do a poster presentation at the ReAct Africa Conference which was held in Lusaka, Zambia 25 -27 July 2022.
What was your experience at the ReAct Africa Conference last year?
– My experience at the conference exceeded my expectations in every way! The lineup of speakers was impressive, with renowned experts in the field delivering insightful and thought-provoking presentations.I had ample networking opportunities as a student to connect with professionals who share a common passion for advancing global health.
As a student, what elements of the conference impacted you the most? What was your key takeaway from the conference?
– One of the most significant takeaways from the conference was the importance of collaboration and cross-disciplinary approaches in addressing the challenges faced in our industry. The discussions and presentations emphasized the need for innovative solutions and the power of partnerships.
– I also learned about emerging trends and best practices that I can apply in my work to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in when addressing antimicrobial resistance.
What are your key learnings from ReAct Africa’s youth engagement program, the AMR Leadership Program?
– My key learning from the AMR Leadership Program are:
– Building leadership skills – the program provided opportunities to develop my leadership skills, teamwork and time management.
– Networking and collaboration – I learned about the benefits of connecting with like-minded peers, building partnerships, and working together to address common challenges.
– Advocacy and civic Engagement – I also learned about different ways to advocate for change, engage with policymakers, and contribute to community development.
– Empowerment and confidence – participating in the program empowered me and increased my confidence ability to make a difference.
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- 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!
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- ReAct reports from the first AMR Multi-stakeholder Partnership Platform Plenary Assembly
- Workshop on community engagement on antibiotic resistance
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- 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
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- 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