Making a dent in the superbugs discussion via an event and collaboration

In early 2014 WHO published the first-ever global report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), calling for rapid changes to our current way of caring for health. 

Recognising this, we hosted the "The Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance: Are Diagnostics Winning?" event on the occasion of the 67th World Health Assembly.  Speakers from the WHO, UNITAID, Ghana Ministry of Health, and Médecins Sans Frontières identified existing gaps in tackling AMR while highlighting the role of diagnostics. 

A briefing document was provided to the panelists to ensure their talking points focused on answering the following questions:

  • What are your organisation’s needs for combating antimicrobial resistance? 
  • How can the encountered gaps in the system be filled? 
  • How does your organisation perceive the role of diagnostics?  Are they adequately serving their purpose?  Where can improvements be made? 

In order to make a dent in the superbugs discussion, we couldn't stop here.  We utilised one of our communications platforms to invest in a series on Superbugs