News and Opinions  –  2014

New antibiotic resistance coalition urges immediate action

2016-10-26

22 May 2014

GENEVA – In a declaration launched today, during the 67th World Health Assembly, ReAct and partners in the new Antibiotic Resistance Coalition (ARC), a group of civil society organisations working in human, environmental and agricultural health, urges immediate global action to tackle the rapidly accelerating threat of antibiotic resistance.

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Press release from the Antibiotic Resistance Coalition (PDF).

In October 2013, ReAct organised a first meeting with a number of civil society organisations (CSOs) to widen the circle of stakeholders working with antibiotic resistance. This meeting was followed by a largerone in Geneva, and on May 1st, 2014, the Antibiotic Resistance Coalition was born with ReAct as a proud member.

– Today, the coalition launches a declaration on antibiotic resistance, and the fantastic commitment and support from all has greatly exceeded our expectations says Anna Zorzet, Manager at ReAct.

Declaration from the Antibiotic Resistance Coalition´s Declaration on Antibiotic Resistance (PDF).
In connection with the launch of the declaration ReAct also presents their policy document; “The World´s Collective Responsibility to Conserve Antibiotic Effectiveness” (PDF, 1MB) where ReAct takes the discussion further and calls for a formal global debate on future distribution and use of new antibiotics with the participation of all stakeholders.
Spokespersons at ReAct in Sweden for more information about the ARC declaration:

Manager and scientific officer, Anna Zorzet, anna.zorzet@medsci.uu.se,
+46 709 94 95 89
Founder and scientific advisor, Otto Cars, otto.cars@medsci.uu.se,
+46 708 92 02 03