The two-day Call to Action, which took place in Accra in November, was co-hosted with the governments of Ghana and Thailand, and the United Nations Foundation, and organised in partnership with the Inter-Agency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance.
Health representatives from national governments and agencies, civil society, academia, the private sector and global philanthropies were invited to the Call to Action to focus on how to address the most critical gaps in tackling the development and spread of drug-resistant infections.
The first day of the event highlighted the work of individuals and organisations taking pioneering action to tackle drug-resistant infections. It showcased some of the best examples of how national action and innovations have been implemented, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
On the second day the focus was on how effective local and national action can be translated to sustainable action at an international and multilateral level.
Ahead of Call to Action, we held an open call for inspiring individuals and organisations working to tackle drug-resistant infections. We chose two initiatives to present their work at the event.
The winners were:
The event follows a similar event held in Berlin in October 2017, Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance [PDF 1.91MB].