The ReAct Europe report “Ensuring sustainable access to effective antibiotics for everyone, everywhere – How to address the global crisis in antibiotic Research and Development” includes a comprehensive summary and critical evaluation of recent initiatives to overcome the barriers to achieve sustainable access to antibiotics. As antibiotic resistance will continue to develop as long as we depend on these medicines to treat bacterial infections, a continuous supply of new effective antibiotics is needed.
Sex and gender is important to consider in enhancing the understanding of the ‘human face’ of antibiotic resistance and antibiotic use, and how it affects a variety of people in different ways throughout their daily lives. ReAct now issues a report that explores the ways in which sex and gender interact with antibiotic resistance and makes the case for all actors engaged in addressing antibiotic resistance to undertake further work in this area.
In the absence of a robust primary healthcare system, secondary level hospitals often serve as the most important healthcare provider for the rural population.
A key component of delivering new antibiotics to market is ensuring that they are used appropriately. To learn how this can be done, ReAct looked into how bedaquiline, a new anti-tuberculosis drug was introduced in South Africa.
This report by ReAct and Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation looks at the state of global development when the drugs don’t work and a post-antibiotic era sets in. The report shows how antibiotic resistance is a global development problem by highlighting existing data and people’s experiences.
How should needed work on antimicrobial resistance be funded? Read 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.The report is prepared by ReAct and the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation. Read full report: Antimicrobial Resistance and sustainable development: A planetary threat but a financing orphan (PDF).
While a significant role in the spread of antibiotic resistance has been observed by the growing use of antimicrobials in the human health sector, in recent years there has been recognition of the problems arising from even greater use of these drugs in food-animal production.
The antibiotic resistance problem in South East Asia is compounded by the rapidly rising use of antibiotic in the region as the population grapples with a very high burden of infectious diseases. Antibiotic resistance is also emerging as an important concern in the food-animal farming sector.
This commissioned paper for UK Review on AMR co-authored by ReAct provides an overview of the published literature on costs associated with lowering antimicrobial use in food animal production and of switching to alternative modes of production across livestock sectors and countries. A Framework for Costing the Lowering of Antimicrobial Use in Food Animal Production (PDF).
New ReAct publication that describes how AMR threatens the achievement of the sustainable development goals. Report in collaboration with the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation on the role of antimicrobial resistance for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
An overview of current agencies, initiatives and organisations active in key policy areas in the field of antimicrobial resistance conducted in early 2016. ReAct’s AMR Stakeholder Mapping (PDF).
The human body and the microbial world are closely interlinked. Additionally, the role of medicines and attitude-change are important aspects to consider when facing current and future problems within the field of antibiotic resistance.
Reimagine Resistance (PDF, 21MB).
What is the relation of the human species with the microbial world? What is the long term evolutionary role of microbes on our planet? When and how did ‘pathogenic’ bacteria first emerge? These are all questions that should be asked in the crisis the world of medicine is now facing.
Microbes and Metaphors: A dialogue between scientists, artists and activists (PDF, 11MB).
Uso Apropriado De Antibióticos y Resistencia Bacteriana busca proporcionar a los trabajadores de la salud la información científica más actualizada sobre enfermedades infecciosas, uso de antibióticos y resistencia a los antimicrobianos desde una perspectiva social y ecológica.
Los paradigmas, aquellas estructuras de la conciencia y el conoci- miento que suelen estar invisibilizadas, pero que rigen la conducta humana, se derrumban cuando se reúnen suficientes evidencias que los contradicen y socavan sus postulados centrales.
Reimaginado la Resistancia (PDF, 8MB).
“Ampliando y embelleciendo el mosaico” es de la serie Reimaginado la Resistancia.
Es un nuevo esfuerzo para continuar diversificando las reflexiones y las voces para estimular la resistencia de manera colectiva e integral.
La resistencia bacteriana a los antibióticos efectos sobre los microecosistemas son de conse- cuencias aún impredecibles. FotoResistencia es un proyecto de fotografía do- cumental sobre la resistencia a los antibióticos desarrollado en el primer nivel del sistema de salud de Ecuador.
FotoResistencia (PDF, 7MB).
FotoResistencia II (PDF, 10MB).
La resistencia bacteriana, disparada por el mal uso y el abuso de antibióticos, no solo que incrementa las estadísticas de morbilidad, mortalidad y costos sanitarios en el mundo, sino que amenaza con derrumbar los sistemas médicos modernos y acerca la posibilidad de una era post-antibiótica
para la humanidad.
Un mundo libre del miedo a las infecciones intratables (PDF, 8MB).