During World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019 ReAct will arrange and participate in a various set of activities - on the ground and online. The activities on the ground will take place in Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Switzerland, the US and Kenya, some of these activities will also be accompanied with online presence. ReAct will meet students, children, hold seminars, arrange community workshops, media workshops and civil society meetings and much more. We have listed all activities below.
19 November: School children from primary schools in Siaya county will be commemorating World Toilet Day on 19th November as part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week. ReAct Africa has been piloting a project to raise awareness amongst primary school children and teachers in Siaya and Kisumu counties in Kenya. Learn more about the project.
20 November: Twitter chat by Africa CDC and African Union. Mirfin Mpundu, Head of ReAct Africa, and Tracy Muraya, Project Manager, ReAct Africa, will be in panel. Join conversation: 20:00 EAT, 19:00 CAT, 18:00 WAT, CET, 13:00 EST, 17:00 BST.
23 November: University Students Symposium at the Kenya National Theatre Nairobi, with Ministry Of Health, Kenya. It is jointly organized by the Government of Kenya (Ministries of Health and Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries) in collaboration with partners (FAO,OIE,WHO, Becton, Dickinson and Company, ReAct Africa, University of Nairobi, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Diamond V and the World Animal Protection). Mirfin Mpundu, Head of ReAct Africa will be guest of honour and prizes for the photography competition will be awarded on the day.
The university students, representing 5 Kenyan universities will also participate in an AMR quiz and do live skit performances on the day.
Contact for more information: Julian Nyamupachitu.
ReAct Asia Pacific
18 November: Release of ReAct Asia Pacific photography contest results.
19 November: A new ASPIC club will be inaugurated at St Berchman’s college, Changanacherry. This will be the 12th ASPIC club in the network .
20 November: The training manual for primary school children will be piloted at CMS LP School, Punnakkad. We will be interacting with school students for the first time.
21 November: A workshop for dentists – in association with Indian Dental Association: “Rationalizing antibiotic use in dental clinics: What does evidence say?”.
22 November: Community mobilization efforts through folk arts, at the housing for low income group colonies. This in the form of evening meetings at a public area within these colonies: puppet show, street theatre and a classical artform called “ottanthullal”.
17 November: Media seminar in Jakarta
ReAct will join FAO events in Jakarta during the week.
18 November: Join ECDC Europe event in Stockholm, Sweden for European Antibiotic Awareness Day.
22 November: UNICEF will launch its very first internal technical guidance paper on antimicrobial resistance.
Publish blog post in collaboration with WaterAid.
Contact for more information: Therese Holm
ReAct North America
19 November: Participate at the The Indian World Conference on Access to Medical Products, Delhi, India. Anthony So, Director of ReAct’s Strategic Policy Programme, will speak at parallel session 2 (The Role of Transparency in Ensuring Fair Returns from Pharmaceutical R&D) and parallel session 3 (Incentives for Development in Antibiotics, Global AMR R&D Hub).
21-23 November: Organizing Innovate4AMR workshop in Geneva, Switzerland with International Federation of Medical Student Associations, South Centre, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School and support from the WHO. 10 winning teams will join a three day workshop on antimicrobial resistance, where students will network with and learn from international experts.
Contact for more information: Prateek Sharma
ReAct Latin America
6 November: Conversation with students and teachers of the University of Cuenca: Antibiotics as a Human Right. With Attorney Marcos Filardi from Argentina
November 7: Continental Meeting for Water and Climate Change. Exhibition: Antibiotics as a Human Right, with Attorney Marcos Filardi, from Argentina
11-16 November: Health in Hands of the Community in Cuenca. Theme: Food, health and antibiotics: What are we eating?
12-15 November: Workshop – Our school garden and the Educational Saddlebag – strategies for health care and the use of antibiotics.
13-15 November: Wise Communities Workshop on health care and antibiotic use
Forums in different media focused on food production and use of antibiotics.
18-22 November: Online campaign: newsletter, website, social media.
Contact for more information: Juan-Carlos Lopez
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
- How infections spread and how to stop them
- Generating data for policy and practice