ReAct is very glad to announce the establishment of an expert advisory group for our web-based Toolbox for action on antibiotic resistance. The advisory group is composed of renowned experts from the antibiotic resistance field. They come from a variety of professional backgrounds and geographic locations, to reflect the diverse settings and work that ReAct is carrying out.
Role of the advisory group
The advisory group will provide strategic and scientific advice to help keep the ReAct Toolbox up to date and continuously improve the content. The members are invited to share their views about specific focus areas, and to highlight key developments in policy and medical practice.
“ILRI takes the issue of antimicrobial use and misuse in livestock in low and middle income countries very seriously. The work of ReAct is important in tackling this big issue and I am happy to accept your invitation.”
Dr. Delia Grace, The International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya
ReAct warmly welcomes the advisory group members:
In alphabetical order
- Professor Buddha Basnyat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of health and medicine. He is Director at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Nepal and Medical Director at Nepal International Clinic and Himalaya Rescue Association.
- Dr. Delia Grace is an epidemiologist and veterinarian with 20 years experience in developing countries. She leads research on agriculture-associated disease at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Kenya.
- Dr. Christina Greko is a veterinarian who has worked on topics related to animal health, antimicrobial use, resistance, risk and strategies for containment of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) for more than 20 years at the National Veterinary Institute in Sweden.
- Dr. Francis J Ndowa is based in Zimbabwe and is a specialist in Venereology and Dermatology. He works as international consultant on sexually transmitted infections & gonococcal antimicrobial resistance.
- Dr. Elizabeth Tayler works in the AMR secretariat of WHO, and leads the team that supports countries on national action plans on AMR and monitors progress.
- Professor Visanu Thamlikitkul is the Head of Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at at Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand. He also leads Thailand’s AMR program and acts as the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for AMR Prevention and Containment.
- Professor Yonghong Xiao is a Principal Investigator at Zhejiang University in China. He is the founder and leader of the Chinese Ministry of Health National AMR Investigation Net (Mohnarin), and also a member of the National Committee for Drug Rational Use of China.
About the ReAct Toolbox
The ReAct Toolbox is a web-based resource that provides information, inspiration and guidance on how to tackle antibiotic resistance, with a special focus on low resource settings. The ReAct Toolbox offers:
- Continuously updated information based on scientific evidence and experiences from those working in the field.
- Practical advice and examples from across the globe.
- Links to useful external resources and tools selected by experts.
- 6 focus areas for action: Understand, Raise awareness, Measure, Rational use, Prevent infection and Policy.
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