This year’s ReAct Africa and South Centre Conference was co-sponsored by the AMR Policy Accelerator. Participants from various countries and industries came together in Lusaka, Zambia, from August 14th to 16th to exchange insights and best practices concerning the creation and execution of National Action Plans (NAPs) on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
The Director of Strategy and Partnerships at the AMR Policy Accelerator, Julia Bishop, Policy Research Lead Samuel Orubu, engaged in a multitude of conversations throughout the 3-day sessions. These discussions covered a wide range of topics, from implementing NAPs on AMR in Africa to exploring the intersection of Gender and AMR.
This conference adopted a One Health perspective to bring together senior policymakers from human and animal health, as well as environmental AMR experts, researchers, and representatives from different African countries, civil society groups, and intergovernmental organizations. Participants from the Quadripartite (FAO, UNEP, WHO, and WOAH), Africa CDC, governmental bodies, non-governmental organizations, and academia, among others, were also participants of this year’s ReAct Africa and South Center Conference 2023.