[Ip-health] Side Event at WHA70 (May 22): Responding to the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance - Perspectives of Civil Society, Intergovernmental Organizations, and Developing Countries

Reshma Ramachandran reshmagar at gmail.com
Sun May 21 10:44:37 PDT 2017


*On Monday, May 22, join civil society and members of the Antibiotic
Resistance Coalition <http://www.abrdeclaration.org> for a side event at
5:45 pm CET on "Responding to the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance
(AMR): Perspectives from Civil Society, Intergovernmental Organizations,
and Developing Countries." *On the eve of discussions around AMR at the
70th World Health Assembly including countries' progress on national action
plans and WHO's progress on the global development and stewardship
framework, panelists will outline key challenges and potential approaches
for innovation, access, and stewardship across sectors in addressing AMR.
The event will be hosted by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Drugs for
Neglected Diseases initiative, Health Action International, Medicus Mundi
International, South Centre, and ReAct-Action on Antibiotic Resistance.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Viviana Munoz, Coordinator of
the Development, Innovation, and Intellectual Property Programme of South
Centre. Speakers on the panel include:

   - Dr. Anthony D. So, Director of the ReAct-Action on Antibiotic
   Resistance Strategic Policy Program and IDEA (Innovation+Design Enabling
   Access) Initiative at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
   - Dr. Els Torreele, Executive Director of the Médecins Sans Frontières'
   Access Campaign
   - Ms. Michelle Childs, Head of Policy Advocacy for the Drugs of
   Neglected Diseases *initiative*
   - Ms. Garance Fannie Upham, Vice-President of World Alliance Against
   Antibiotic Resistance (WAAAR) and Member of Medicus Mundi International

Following the panel will be responses from representatives from the Indian
and Thai governments as well as Q&A. The event will be held in Room IX at
Palais des Nations. Light refreshments will also be served. Please find
below also a flyer for the side event to share with your networks and over
social media.

All the best and hope to see you at the side event,
Reshma
​

-- 
*Reshma Ramachandran, MD MPP*
Assistant Scientist (Research Faculty), Department of International Health
Innovation + Design for Enabling Access (IDEA) Initiative
ReAct-Action on Antibiotic Resistance Strategic Policy Program
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
e: reshmagar at gmail.com
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