Launch-event för Uppsala Health Summit 2021 Post-Conference Report on Managing Antimicrobial Resistance through Behaviour Change

Antibiotic resistance is serious but silent challenge that requires an "all hands on deck" approach, through global commitments and national, multi-sectoral action plans – including behavioural change. How do we move from words to action and implement sustainable solutions?

In March 2021, the Uppsala Health Summit "Managing Antimicrobial Resistance through Behaviour Change," gathered over 600 participants from research and policy institutions, industry and civil society. The participants, from 72 countries, discussed how to limit the development and emergence of antimicrobial resistance through approaches in behavioral science mechanisms. During the summit’s digital and interactive workshops and plenary sessions, veterinary and human medicine perspectives met with views from social sciences. The dialogue centered around the prevention of infections, to reduce the need for antimicrobials on the one hand, and restrictive and responsible use of antimicrobials based on strict medical rationales, on the other.

The webinar is the launch-event for the Uppsala Health Summit 2021 Post-Conference Report on Managing Antimicrobial Resistance through Behaviour Change.

The launch event is free and will be held on zoom. To ensure a space please register in advance for the webinar. 

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Tid: 2021-09-08 14:00 - 15:00
Ort: Zoom


Opening: Dr Ulf Magnusson, Professor, Veterinary Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Programme Committee Chair 2021 for Uppsala Health Summit on AMR.

Presentation: Dr Koen Peeters, Professor, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium ““(un) Marking the context of AMR: Case Studies from Cambodia and Vietnam”

Dr Clare Chandler, Professor in Medical Anthropology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance Centre, LSHTM.

Dr Sujith J Chandy, Professor, Clinical Pharmacology at Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, member of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on AMR.

Ms Tracie Muraya, Policy Advisor ReAct (Action on Antibiotic Resistance) Africa, and Program Officer at Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN).

The webinar will be moderated by Dr Eva Garmendia, Project Coordinator at Uppsala Antibiotic Centre, and Dr Federica Santoro, Communications Officer, Uppsala Monitoring Centre.