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New ReAct publication that describes how AMR threatens the achievement of the sustainable development goals

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8 April 2016


ReAct is happy to announce the release of a new publication in collaboration with the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation on the role of antimicrobial resistance for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Published as part of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation’s Development Dialogue Series, the paper examines how specific SDGs are impacted by antimicrobial resistance and suggests how the issue can be better integrated into international policy processes. Moving beyond the importance of effective antibiotics for the treatment of acute infections and health care generally, the authors discuss how antimicrobial resistance also impacts on environmental, social and economic targets in the SDGs. The paper stresses the need for greater international collaboration and accountability distribution, and suggests steps towards an engagement of countries and United Nations agencies into the policy debate on a global intersectoral action.

Click here to download (PDF, 4MB).

Click here to download fully referenced version (PDF, 4MB).