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Three political actions needed on antimicrobial resistance in 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified Antimicrobial Resistance as a top ten priority global health threat for 2019. Three years after the Political Declaration on Antimicrobial Resistance was adopted by all Member States in 2016, we are now at a critical point in time to shape the world’s response to the issue. For 2019, political action must be stepped up. We urge countries to take up the work on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) as a top priority, and would like to see the following happen.

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7 high-level standpoints from ReAct on the IACG draft recommendations

The IACG on AMR released the draft recommendations for public discussion from 29 January to 19 February. This marks the final round of stakeholder input collection before the recommendations are finalized for submission to the UN Secretary General by April 2019. The process towards the UN General Assembly will greatly determine the strategic directions of global response to antimicrobial resistance.

ReAct has developed our main opinions on the draft recommendations and also joined the Antibiotic Resistance Coalition (ARC) discussions for collective civil society response. Download the full ReAct response to the IACG recommendations.

https://www.reactgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/ReAct-feedback-draft-IACG-recommendations.pdf

 

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A planetary threat but a financing orphan

How should needed work on antimicrobial resistance be funded? Meeting report from workshop with experts on antimicrobial resistance and global health. There is currently no ‘go-to-place’ for funding the implementation of National Action Plans on AMR and this is a serious concern.
Antimicrobial resistance and sustainable development: A planetary threat but a financing orphan.

Read article about Sustainable investments in solutions to address antibiotic resistance.

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UNCTAD and WHO focus in on investments for development of new antibiotics

During the World Investment Forum 2018, UNCTAD and WHO jointly organized an event on ‘Fostering investments in the development of new antibacterial treatments.

The event focused on promoting partnerships between funders and developers, where efforts and attention should be focused in the R&D process and how actors such as UNCTAD can bring relevant actors together to devise solutions to the current challenges in antibiotic discovery, research and development.

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Six key points from ReAct on the provisional work plan for the Global AMR R&D Hub

The Global AMR R&D Hub, an initiative established under the Germany Presidency of G20, and launched in conjuction with the World Health Assembly in Geneva earlier this year. The aim of the hub, according to their own vision, is “to promote high-level coordination among governments and upstream funders from different world regions, in order to better align national and international efforts in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).”

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Antibiotic Resistance Coalition, including ReAct, responds to IACG discussion papers

During the summer of 2018 the UN Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) released six discussion papers for public consultation to solicit feedback on the work of IACG to inform its future deliberations. Members of the Antibiotic Resistance Coalition (ARC), including ReAct, convened to discuss and submitted responses to the first set of discussion papers.

Antibiotic Resistance Coalition, including ReAct, responds to the first round of IACG discussion papers.

Antibiotic Resistance Coalition, including ReAct, responds to the second round of IACG discussion papers.

 

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Joint letter to IACG on AMR: a call to increase transparency and civil society involvement

ReAct Africa, ReAct Asia Pacific, ReAct Europe, ReAct Latin America and ReAct North America together with other members and partners of the Antibiotic Resistance Coalition (ARC) has written a joint letter to the UN Inter-Agency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance to call on the group to increase the transparency of, and civil society involvement in, its policy deliberation and meeting process

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Interventions by ReAct at the WHO Global Development & Stewardship Consultation 9-10 November 2017

Stewardship & Access Intervention by ReAct during the Global Development & Stewardship Consultation 9-10 November 2017.

Research & Development intervention (PDF).

Stewardship & Access Intervention by ReAct (PDF, 62 KB)

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ReAct's policy briefing to the 140th WHO Executive Board

Across multiple provisional agenda items of the 140th session of the WHO Executive Board, antimicrobial resistance plays an important role.

This briefing lays out key evidence, offers guiding principles, and suggests opportunities for policy action to tackle antimicrobial resistance, both directly and through the lens of related issues.

Bridging the gap: a policy briefing for the next steps for tackling AMR (PDF).

Summary – Policy briefing (PDF).

 

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Antimicrobial Resistance - A Threat to the World's Sustainable Development

This paper examines how a number of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are impacted by antimicrobial resistance and suggests how to integrate the issue better into ongoing international policy processes using SDGs as an entry point.
Antimicrobial Resistance – A Threat to the World’s Sustainable Development (PDF, 4MB).

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Antibiotic Resistance Coalition: Declaration on Antibiotic Resistance

In May 2014, civil society organizations and stakeholders from six continents working in the health, agriculture, consumer and development sectors came together to form the Antibiotic Resistance Coalition (ARC). The Antibiotic Resistance Coalition launched the Declaration on Antibiotic Resistance to advocate for policy change and action to prevent the post-antibiotic era from becoming a bleak reality.
Antibiotic Resistance Coalition: Declaration on ABR (PDF).

In Spanish: Declaración sobre resistencia a los antibióticos (PDF) 

 

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The World's Collective Responsibility to Conserve Antibiotic Effectiveness

This policy document introduces ReAct’s vision from 2011 on global responsibility and leadership toward action on antibiotic resistance. It also lays down options to invigorate R&D for new antibiotics while addressing access vs. excess dilemma.
The World’s Collective Responsibility to Conserve Antibiotic Effectiveness (PDF, 1MB).