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Global experts acknowledge pandemic proportions of antibiotic resistance

On Wednesday, 11 November, the Global Challenges Foundation released their first quarterly report in which Otto Cars, founder of ReAct, highlights antibiotic resistance as a pandemic and describes ReAct’s work in combating the effects on human health.

Opinion

ReAct shares 10 years of global experiences to address antibiotic resistance at meeting in El Salvador

On December 1-5, the “First National Encounter for the Formation of a National Platform on Antibiotic Resistance” was held in San Salvador, El Salvador. ReAct participated with representatives from all five nodes to share diverse experiences.

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Highlight from World Antibiotic Awareness Week: COLOR AND GAIETY MARKED THE ACTIVITIES IN THAILAND

Cultural performances, seminars, workshops and a field-trip marked the culmination of activities for the Global AMR Awareness Week undertaken by ReAct South East Asia and its partners in Thailand.

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ReAct activities during World Antibiotic Awareness Week: CYCLORIDE FOR ANTIBIOTICS IN ECUADOR

Hopefully at least a hundred cyclist will bike the streets of Cuenca- This to get the attention of the public and the media to focus on the most common mistakes in using antibiotics and the most appropriate and safe way to use the drugs.

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ReAct activities during World Antibiotic Awareness Week: Launch of "Gardening for Health Kit" in Thailand

A “Gardening for Health’ kit”, to educate the public on antibiotic resistance, prevention of infectious diseases, nutrition, food safety and medicine was launched in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 19th November as part of the Global Antibiotic Awareness Week activities.

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ReAct activities during World Antibiotic Awareness Week: CHILDREN AUTHORS OF MICROBIAL STORIES ON THE RADIO IN ECUADOR

A group of children from various schools of Cuenca, co-authors of microbial stories “From the smallest to the tiniest of the planet”, will gather at, “Urban Rights”, together with the journalist Ana Abad, to talk about the stories they wrote, explaining how the project has changed their relationship with microbes and antibiotics within their families and schools.

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ReAct activities during World Antibiotic Awareness Week: LESSONS 4 LIFE IN KENYA

ReAct Africa has partnered with various organisations working on antibiotic resistance. This to organize a series of events during World Antibiotic Awareness Week to raise awareness and increase action. The events is part of a projcet called Lessons 4 life and will continue til November 2016.

 

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News during world antibiotic awareness week: ReAct among authors of prestigious Lancet series "Antimicrobials: Access and sustainable effectiveness"

On November 18th, the Lancet released a special series with five articles that address some of the key question surrounding the need to secure access to antibiotics, whilst preserving their effectiveness. From ReAct, Professor Anthony So, Doctor Anna Zorzet and Doctor Jasper Littmann were invited to contribute to two of these articles.

Opinion

Next steps for advancing diagnostics for acute fever

Antibiotic resistance has become a major global health threat – and a problem that is being accelerated by human behaviour. Antibiotics are precious medicines that have enabled us to survive bacterial infections that were frequently fatal in the past. However, the inappropriate use of these medicines now threatens their effectiveness.

Opinion

SDGs have been adopted and the issue of AMR is in it

World leaders assembled at the UN Sustainable Development Summit from September 25-27 at UN headquarters in New York to formally adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda. ReAct welcomes that the issue of antimicrobial resistance is now featured in the document.

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The UN hosts first-ever briefing on antimicrobial resistance

On June 15th, Every Woman Every Child of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Office organized a UN briefing on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): An Emerging Global Threat for Member States and intergovernmental agencies in New York City.

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Introducing the Toolbox: For action on antibiotic resistance

Today, the ReAct network launches their Toolbox: a web-based resource offering hands-on advice and a comprehensive practical framework, to facilitate efforts toward managing the issue of antibiotic resistance.

Opinion

No sustainability without antibiotics

Today’s international discussion on transition from Millenium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lacks any reference to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This is, however, alarming situation as if left unchecked, AMR could mean the undoing of all the progress made under the MDGs. So how come such fundamental issue is not in core of the discussion? ReAct Europe submitted its contribution to the Global Sustainable Development Report 2015 as a critical call to include #AMR2SDGs.

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ReAct Antibiotic Awareness Week 2015

During World Antibiotic Awareness Week (16-22 November) ReAct arranges a series of activities. These include exhibitions, launch of a gardening toolkit, seminars, media conferences, cyclo ride, workshops, presentations, radio shows and many more.