World Health Summit 2023!During a thought-provoking panel discussion on the "Development of a Sustainable Market for New, Resistance-Breaking Antibiotics” at the #WorldHealthSummit2023, renowned panellists - Mathias W. Pletz, MD (Institute for Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Friedrich Schiller University Jena), Kevin Outterson (CARB-X), Marc Gitzinger (BEAM Alliance), Joel Denis (Public Health Agency of Canada | Agence de la santé publique du Canada) (& Hub's vice Chair) and the Hub Secretariat Director, Lesley Ogilvie - delivered a resounding call to action 📢.
The consensus was clear: Discussions, while foundational, must ultimately lead to concrete actions 💬:
➡ Matthias Platz: "AMR is an evolutionary problem, hence a continuous fight which needs continued efforts and continued innovation"
➡ Kevin Outterson: "A perfect solution for a pull incentive to revitalize antibiotic market in next 5 years is already too late! We need to act now and quick!"
➡ Marc Gitzinger: "What we really need is action. I fail in words because we have been talking to the same people for many many years[…] Please, we need implementations of pull mechanisms."
➡ Joel Denis: "Implementation is hard, but forward momentum is key to tackle AMR"
➡ Lesley Ogilvie: "We have a market failure, but more importantly a public health failure..."
The panel drove home a crucial point: In the battle against AMR, waiting isn’t an option 🦠⏳.
We need actionable strategies, and we need them now❗
Watch the recording here ➡ https://lnkd.in/ecnpE8g8