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ReAct WAAW Newsletter, 16 November, 2021 
ReAct Goes Blue for AMR!                                     
Will you Go Blue for antimicrobial resistance? 

Learn more about the WHO global color campaign for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week!
In this WAAW ReAct Newsletter 

ReAct and WAAW
- ReAct activities across the globe during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week!
- WAAW theme: Mobilizing communities to act on antibiotic resistance.

ReAct Action
- ReAct Europe is looking for a Policy Expert.
- ReAct Africa Conference - sign up now.

ReAct activities across the globe during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week!


Same as last years, ReAct will arrange and participate in a various set of activities during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021.

There will be a mix of hybrid events, online events, on-location events and online campaigns. ReAct will engage with students, engage for children, hold or participate in webinars focusing on antibiotic resistance and for example community engagement, cancer, and National Action Plans.

ReAct will also arrange various types of online engagement: community workshops, media workshops, civil society meetings, engage in the WHO Go-blue for AMR campaign and much more. 

Illustration: WHO.

WAAW theme: Mobilizing communities to act on antibiotic resistance

The rapid spread of antibiotic resistance around the world has evoked calls at the highest levels of the United Nations and its member governments to urgently adopt measures to tackle the growing problem. While these and other global and national policy initiatives are highly welcome and much needed, the world cannot afford to solely wait for them to be translated into action and change on the ground.

The top-down approach needs to be complemented with action and mobilization on grass-root level since the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance is tightly linked to the practices and behaviors of individuals.

Photo: Shutterstock.


ReAct Europe is looking for a Policy Expert

New week, new job? A short window of opportunity has arisen! ReAct Europe is looking for a Policy Expert in global health and antibiotic resistance. Apply by 25 November!

ReAct Africa Conference 30 Nov - 1 Dec

ReAct Africa and South Centre will be hosting the second virtual annual conference. This year’s conference will be themed “Progress achieved on the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance and pandemic preparedness in the African Region”.
The conference will seek to:

  1. To assess implementation of Global Action Plan on AMR - governance issues, implementation progress and ongoing challenges.
  2. To examine linkages between antimicrobial resistance & pandemic preparedness, One Health approach & lessons from COVID-19.
  3. To review National Action Plans on AMR - financing landscape, challenges and opportunities.
  4. To bring together AMR experts, civil society organizations, academia, government ministries, research institutions, intergovernmental institutions to discuss regional challenges and approaches to addressing antimicrobial resistance and the next steps in National Action Plans review and implementation.
Photo: ReAct Africa. From the conference held in 2017. 
REGISTER for ReAct Africa Conference

ReAct is celebrating 15 years!

This year ReAct celebrates 15 years of action on antibiotic resistance. 
We are publishing a number of theme articles throughout the year:
Learn more about the story of ReAct! 

Support ReAct to take action on antibiotic resistance!

Now you can donate to support ReAct's work. You do this via ReAct's host - Uppsala University, Sweden. Every donation, large and small, will be put to good use in our work against the acute problems surrounding antibiotic resistance. To donate to ReAct - please mark clearly this is your cause - as donations are done via Uppsala University. Read more and donate to ReAct via Uppsala University.

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