On 25–27 July 2022, ReAct Africa and South Centre with the support of ICARS and Wellcome Trust hosted the annual ReAct Africa and South Centre Annual Conference physically in Lusaka, Zambia as well as virtually.
The theme of the conference was Africa’s response to antimicrobial resistance: Accelerating One Health national action plans implementation for the next five years.
The conference used a One Health approach to convene high-level policymakers from human health, animal health and environmental antimicrobial resistance experts, researchers and academicians, members of societies, civil society representatives from different African countries as well as intergovernmental agencies.
Arshnee Moodley, antimicrobial resistance team leader at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), attended the conference and gave a presentation titled Antimicrobial resistance in the animal sector.
The presentation highlighted results of AMR levels among commensal ruminant isolates in a study in Ethiopia, clinical poultry isolates in a study in Uganda and clinical poultry isolates in a study in Bangladesh.
Moodley, A. 2022. Antimicrobial resistance in the animal sector. Presented at the ReAct Africa and South Centre 2022 annual conference, Lusaka, Zambia, 25–27 July 2022. Nairobi, Kenya: ILRI.