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Uppsala researchers at 5th World Health Summit

11 October 2013

Duke University and ReAct/Uppsala University are jointly organizing a workshop during the 5th World Heath Summit in Berlin entitled: Innovating to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance: A Grand Challenge for a Complex System. The workshop will take place on the 22nd as part of the Evidence to Policy track.

Antibacterial resistance is recognized as a critical priority and a global threat that needs urgent action. The soaring number of antibiotic-resistant infections is putting global health security at stake risking the attainment of the UN Millenium Development Goals MDGs and maintenance of global health gains.
The partner symposium will highlight the need for radical innovation and the role that universities, academies, civil society and professional organizations can play to tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance, including educating and empowering citizens globally.
It has the following objectives: 1) Highlight the multi-sectorial interventions required to address antibacterial resistance. 2) Explore the roles and responsibilities that universities, academies and professional organizations can play in shaping the world’s response to ABR linking the science to social and political action. 3) Suggest ways in which the academic community might stimulate innovation and access by supporting both research and development of antimicrobial medicines and the development of new models for distribution and use of them in the health care system.
Further information and detailed program is available at