Building on the success of the October 2017 Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Berlin, the governments of Ghana, Thailand and the United Kingdom, with the World Bank, the UN Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust, are hosting a follow up event to help maintain progress in the global response to rising rates of drug-resistant infections, by encouraging high level political dialogue and multi-sectoral collaboration. The event will bring together global representatives from governments, civil society, human and veterinary health professions, academia, and the private sector, across all regions of the world, who have a role to play in building and sustaining the pace of action to tackle AMR. This time the event will focus on three main objectives:
1. Promoting pioneers – sessions to inspire national and global policy makers about what can be achieved through successful Nation Action Plan implementation, showcasing the best examples of existing initiatives from around the world.
2. Creating and sustaining global and national action – deep-dive sessions to explore how to strengthen engagement and collaboration across governments, civil society and private sector
3. Informing the processes and deliverables of the Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) – supporting the work of this vital process as it prepares to report back to the UN Secretary General during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.