Call to Action: Combat Antimicrobial Resistance and Preserve Antimicrobials for Future Generations. May 2016
(2016; 4 pages)


The Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN), a faith-based organization, includes over 100 members from over 30 countries across 5 continents. EPN supports churches and church health systems in providing and promoting just, compassionate, and quality pharmaceutical services; and believes that access to safe and effective medicines of assured quality is a human right.

The 2016 biannual forum, focus on AMR and infectious diseases and brought together stakeholders to exchange ideas, share knowledge and best practices, and chart an effective course of action to address the global challenge of AMR.

Moving forward with a renewed emphasis on collaboration and coordination, the participants of this Forum resolve to promote, advocate, and implement these actions against AMR in alignment with WHO’s Global Action Plan on AMR and EPN’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, specifically Strategic Priority Area 6 (Antimicrobial Resistance and Infectious Diseases). EPN and its members remain deeply committed to building awareness and catalyzing momentum in the fight against AMR so that the use of antimicrobials can be preserved for future generations.

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