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ReAct Webinar: Expert Conversation about new report

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ReAct Europe organized an 'Expert Conversation' event to mark the launch of their new report "Ensuring sustainable access to effective antibiotics for everyone, everywhere - How to address the crisis in antibiotic research and development" on the 14th of April.

Following the release of their new report, “Ensuring sustainable access to effective antibiotics for everyone, everywhere – How to address the global crisis in antibiotic Research and Development”, ReAct Europe organized an “Expert Conversation” event to mark the launch and kick-start the reframing of global discussions about antibiotic research and development.

The report outlines an end-to-end approach to address the global R&D crisis with the aim of ensuring sustainable access to effective antibiotics for all. At the Expert Conversation event distinguished guest speakers responded and commented on the five challenges and the potential solutions presented in the report providing further perspectives from their specific areas of expertise.

The event was moderated by independent global health consultant, Rohit Malpani. Deputy Director of ReAct Europe and lead author, Helle Aagaard, introduced and presented the report.

There was an opportunity for participants to ask questions during the event.

Expert speakers include:

Manica Balasegaram
Executive Director, Global Antibiotic R&D Partnership (GARDP)

Challenge 1. Setting research priorities that addresses the most significant and unmet global heal needs

Ursula Theuretzbacher
Founder, Center for Anti-Infective Agents (CEFAIA)

Challenge 2. Overcoming barriers in the early discovery and research phases

Viviana Munoz
Coordinator Health, Intellectual Property and Biodiversity Programme, South Centre

Challenge 3. Financing late-stage clinical R&D without relying on price and sales revenues of the end-product

Peter Beyer
Unit Head AMR Global Coordination Department, WHO

Challenge 4. Ensuring sustainable production, quality, procurement, and registration of novel antibiotics

Otridah Kapona
AMR focal point Zambia

Challenge 5. Ensuring sustainable access to new antibiotics – access without excess

This year ReAct is celebrating 15 years of action on antibiotic resistance and the Expert Conversation Launch Event of this report is part of the celebration!

The story of ReAct started 15 years ago with a small group of people, many who are still with the network today. They all shared a passion for global health, and felt the urgency to adress the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. The network has since grown, with the presence of offices in 5 continents and many passionate members working together.
Read more about ReAct 15 years celebrations and learn more about the story of ReAct! 


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