Beginning June, members of the Antibiotic Resistance Coalition (ARC) and civil society allies convened in Geneva, Switzerland for a three-day conference, “Charting a Civil Society Agenda on Antimicrobial Resistance: Connecting Global to Local.”
Along with South Centre and Third World Network, ReAct invited more than 30 participants representing civil society organizations across five continents to discuss key issues on antimicrobial resistance and policy steps moving forward as a coordinated civil society effort in building upon the recommendations of the UN Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (IACG) and developing advocacy campaign strategies. Through these discussions, campaigns were designed to further the civil society agenda connecting the global to the local and providing a coordinated approach among civil society organizations.
Dr. Anthony So, Director of Strategic Policy, ReAct, remarked:
“What a remarkable bench of talent the Antibiotic Resistance Coalition has brought together. From work on innovation and access in health care to food systems, these groups are the key to mobilizing policymaker and public efforts to address antimicrobial resistance.”
Fifth annual WHO-NGO Dialogue
During this convening, ReAct, South Centre and Third World Network hosted the fifth annual WHO-NGO dialogue. It provided the opportunity for members of ARC and civil society partners to meet with WHO representatives for an open conversation around developments on AMR work within WHO, post-IACG work with Tripartite Agencies and other international organizations, and progress in the implementation of Global Action Plan and National Action Plans on Antimicrobial Resistance.
Antibiotic Resistance Coalition (ARC)
ARC is comprised of over 25 members and encompassing networks of:
- consumer groups such as Health Action International,
- social movements such as People’s Health Movement and
- policy networks that provide thought leadership across development issues such as the Third World Network.
ARC was launched in 2014 at the World Health Assembly, and share a commitment to the principles laid out in the Antibiotic Resistance Declaration.
More news and opinion from 2019
- ReAct’s 2019 wrap up and 2020 expectations
- Blog post by UNDP and ReAct: Antimicrobial resistance: An emerging crisis
- Water, sanitation and hygiene services critical to curbing antibiotic quick fix
- Diagnostics: Antibiotic susceptibility
- ReAct highlights during World Antibiotic Awareness week 2019
- 2019 AMR photo competition prizes announced
- Launch of UNICEF’s institutional guidance on antimicrobial resistance
- Proposed ban on colistin for animal use announced in Indonesia
- School children led celebration of World Toilet Day and World Antibiotic Awareness Week
- 10 Innovate4AMR-winning teams enjoyed 3-day workshop in Geneva
- After 4 collaborative meeting days: Actions for the future in Latin America
- Four key points from joint comments to One Health Global Leaders Group on AMR
- Why are children more vulnerable to AMR?
- Dr Yoel Lubell, Health Economist, on Thailand, AMR, UCH and cultural factors driving AMR
- UHC and AMR: The Thai Experience
- Why do effective antibiotics matter for quality of care and patient safety?
- New ReAct policy brief: Antimicrobial resistance and universal health coverage – What’s the deal?
- Three key takeaways from the ReAct Africa conference
- Diagnostics: Species identification
- AMR-specific indicator proposed for monitoring Sustainable Development Goals
- Five focus areas at the 2nd Ministerial Conference on AMR hosted by the Netherlands
- Safety concerns of fecal microbiota transplants
- Upcoming ReAct Africa Conference: universal health coverage and antimicrobial resistance in focus
- Mother Earth conference in Argentina – the environment in focus
- Diagnostics: What are we talking about?
- Connecting global to local civil-society-agenda on AMR at CSO convening in Geneva
- ReAct colleagues featured in WHO Bulletin as leading profiles in the work on reacting to antibiotic resistance
- RAN stakeholder at WHO IPC consultation – for standards and guidelines in African Union member states
- WHA conversation on Antibiotic Resistance as a Global Development Problem co-organized by ReAct
- Insights from ReAct Asia Pacific project on antibiotic stewardship in secondary level hospitals in India
- Open letter to UN Member States from former IACG members Anthony So and Otto Cars
- ReAct UHC Intervention at UNGA Multi-stakeholder Hearing for High-level Meeting on UHC
- ReAct Latin America honors Earth Day
- Medicines Patent Pool’s view on the role of licenses for antibiotics – World Intellectual Property Day
- Second time for Innovate4AMR competition!
- World Health Day 2019: Universal Health Coverage
- Diagnostics: Constraints for successful implementation
- Antibiotic Shortages: magnitude, causes and possible solutions: A new WHO meeting report
- Erry Setyawan, FAO, on Indonesian NAP: We need to work together to make it possible to manage AMR
- ReAct’s new 5-year strategic plan receives funding from Sida
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