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Here you can find a set of interviews and stories published by ReAct throughout the years.

The people interviewed come from across the globe and are acting on and engaging in the challenges of antibiotic resistance in different ways. You can also find real life stories of those that have suffered from drug resistant bacteria.

Photo: Pexels, Pixabay.

ReAct Interviews and Stories - an engaged civil society

Social movement Zimbabwe

Tapiwa Kujinga, Director, PATAM - in Zimbabwe civil society is engaged in every aspect of the response to AMR



Engaged survivor

Vanessa Carter: 3 years of surviving a drug-resistant infection made me want to create change

Civil society role in ABR

Peter Yeboah, Chairman, ACHAP: "faith based- and civil society organizations play an important role for action on antibiotic resistance".

Growing public awareness

Dr Niyada about the growing public awareness about antibiotic resistance in Thailand

ReAct Interviews and Stories - community engagement

Rural health providers

Dr Gautham: informal health providers key to reducing antibiotic use in rural India

ABR: A social issue

Jessica Mitchell, C4AMR: "Antimicrobial resistance is ultimately a social issue - community engagement is key"

Everyone is responsible

The community asked questions to their doctors: “are antibiotics necessary?” when prescribed antibiotics

ReAct Interviews and Stories - learning from health care professionals and scientists

Cancer and antibiotics

Dr. Honar Cherif: my patients can recieve 5-10 courses of antibiotics during their cancer treatment

Engaged village

Health care worker Víctor Orellana: In a small village everyone engage in health issues such as ABR



Cost-effectiveness ABR

Dr Yoel Lubell, Health Economist, on Thailand, AMR, UCH and cultural factors driving AMR

ReAct Interviews and Stories - Children and antibiotic resistance

Engaged teacher

Teacher Gustavo Cedillo, Ecuador, teaches children about the bacterial world

Great stewardship

Nurse Dorce, Indonesia: Treating small patients with much love and infection prevention - a success story

Work on National Action Plans on Antimicrobial Resistance

Tips for NAP costing

Costing National Action Plans on AMR: Practical suggestions for simplifying the process

AMR NAP collaboration

Erry Setyawan, FAO, on Indonesian NAP: We need to work together to make it possible to manage AMR

Production antibiotics

Professor Larsson on emissions from antibiotics production and India’s National Action Plan on AMR

ReAct Interviews and Stories - global and regional

Advisory group to WHO

3 questions to newly appointed STAG-AMR members Otridah Kapona and Sujith Chandy

Developing guidance

ReAct Interview: UNICEF’s new internal technical guidance paper on AMR

ReAct Interviews and Stories - human health across the globe

Increased drug-resistance

Associate Professor Mattias Larsson on the challenges of antibiotic resistance in Vietnam

Labs needed in Africa

Dr. Revathi, Kenya on the WHO essential diagnostics list and what it means for Africa

Strong health systems key

Stefan Swartling Peterson, Unicef: strong health systems key to prevent infections and spread of antibiotic resistance



ReAct Interviews and Stories - research and development and antibiotic resistance

Medicines Patent Pool’s view on the role of licenses for antibiotics