LECTURE: Antibiotic resistance – an issue to be solved by the market or by politics?

Open lecture on the challenges of antibiotic resistance by Dr Manica Balasegaram from Médecins Sans Frontières
Arranged by Utrikespolitiska föreningen i Uppsala , Uppsala Health Summit and Uppsala Studentkår Medicinska Sektionen
June 1st at 17:00 – 18:00
Free of charge.
Uppsala University Main Building, Room X
Doors open at 16:30 and closes at 16:55.
Médecins Sans Frontières is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare in nearly 70 countries.
In 1999 MSF launched the Access Campaign. Its purpose has been to push for access to, and the development of life-saving and life prolonging medicines, diagnostic tests and vaccines for patients in MSF programmes and beyond. Dr Manica Balasegaram is the Executive Director of the Access Campaign and he will be speaking on the issues and challenges of antibiotic resistance in the contexts where MSF works.
Dr Manica Balasegaram is one of the speakers at Uppsala Health Summit, held in Uppsala June 2-3 2015.
Uppsala Health Summit is an international arena for personally invited decision makers, opinion formers and experts to meet in trustful and open dialogue on how we can use innovations and research results to improve global health and healthcare. Perspectives from science, economics, politics and ethics are important building blocks.
Uppsala Health Summit 2015 focuses on antibiotic resistance, an increasing threat to health worldwide. We are already facing bacterial infections that cannot be treated. At the same time, large groups of people have no or very limited access to antibiotics.
On May 18th the World Health Assembly is opened. On its agenda is a new Global Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance. At Uppsala Health Summit we will discuss how to take the next steps: How can we operationalize the actions needed? Who are the stakeholders that can and should take action?
Uppsala Health Summit is run as a collaborative effort between eight Swedish public or not-for-profit partners , with Uppsala University as its lead partner.

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