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Antibiotics save lives all over the world every day. If we don't bridge the difficulties of producing new antibiotics and make sure they are made available globally, antibiotic resistance will continue to be one of the greatest threats to health care across the world. The ReAct Network is a wake-up call to the threat of the quickly growing antibiotics resistance.

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Otto Cars
Founder of the international network ReAct and senior professor of infectious diseases at Uppsala University

Antibiotics resistance – a borderless threat

All over the world, bacteria are spreading that are extremely multi-resistant. This means that infections which we take for granted to be curable once again have become deadly – for instance sepsis and pneumonia.

Antibiotics resistance hits harder against poor countries, with limited access to clean water and working sewers, medicines and healthcare. In many parts of the world, the greatest challenge is still to secure access to medicines. Most deaths from pneumonia in children aged under five are due to insufficient access to effective antibiotics.

Antibiotics resistance is a borderless threat which no nation can handle alone. The issue can no longer be considered to be limited to the healthcare sector since its consequences also can have great repercussions on global economy and development.

Even though the problem is accelerating there is still a lack of coordination and leadership. The international network ReAct was created to make antibiotics resistance and its consequences visible in the global debate and thereby influence governments, the World Health Organization (WHO), the drug industry and other important actors.

‘We can see how the world is beginning to wake up and realise how serious the threat of spreading antibiotics resistance is, but it is very late’, says Otto Cars. ‘Now we are focusing on supporting countries and organisations who want to work with this issue, all while continuing our global advocacy work. ReAct has created a tool which contains concrete suggestions and experience that we have gathered over the years, which now can be of benefit to the world.’

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