ABACUS at ECCMID 2022

Hereby an overview of the ABACUS related work that will be presented at ECCMID 2022: Mini- Flash session: ‘ Exploring the case for a standardised physical appearance of oral generic antibiotics: a summary of expert roundtable meetings’. Poster presentation: ‘Learning from the Red Line program in India on the labelling of antibiotics: a qualitative interviewContinue reading “ABACUS at ECCMID 2022”

New ABACUS publication

We conducted an economic impact analysis to study the repercussion of inappropriate antibiotic use. We specifically looked at upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) in Ghana. Our study indicates that inappropriate antibiotic use leads to substantial economic costs in a LMIC setting that could have been prevented. We recommend investment in novel strategies to counter theseContinue reading “New ABACUS publication”

Systemwide response to antibiotic resistance requires effective and sustainable global governance – ReAct Blog

Causing 1.27 million deaths per year, antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest and most urgent cross-border public health threats of our time. However, the global community was late to the table to pick up on the systems failure of antibiotic resistance. Initiatives and collaborations have been initiated since 2015, but stronger globally coordinated governanceContinue reading “Systemwide response to antibiotic resistance requires effective and sustainable global governance – ReAct Blog”

Interesting read in BMJ GH: A guide to systems-level, participatory, theory-informed implementation research in global health

Summary: Despite the evidence that highlights the need for implementation research to achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, global health researchers often do not incorporate core implementation components in their work systematically. This guide aims to address the lack of guidance describing how to apply a range of theoretical approaches and methods that addressContinue reading “Interesting read in BMJ GH: A guide to systems-level, participatory, theory-informed implementation research in global health”

Lancet GH viewpoint on global access to antimicorbials and diagnostics

The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the importance of an efficient and equitable supply of and access to essential health products. These factors are equally pertinent to the antimicrobial resistance pandemic, in which access to a portfolio of existing and pipeline antimicrobials plus complementary diagnostics is crucial. This Viewpoint focuseson market shaping in low-income and middle-incomeContinue reading “Lancet GH viewpoint on global access to antimicorbials and diagnostics”

ReAct Africa Conference 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2021

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: To assess implementation of Global Action Plan on AMR – governance issues, implementation progress and ongoing challenges. ToContinue reading “ReAct Africa Conference 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2021”