New publications on antimicrobial resistance and pneumonia

13 February, 2020

Dear HIFA community,

I'm delighted to share some new outputs that urge timely action on two key issues facing the global health community:

The spread of superbugs: Why low and middle income countries must act now to tackle antimicrobial resistance – this advocacy report issues an urgent call to action to address a global health threat that causes 700,000 deaths annually and could reverse decades of progress across the health and environmental sectors – including the attainment of universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. It offers practical recommendations for donors, governments, researchers and practitioners who are seeking to tackle AMR, and features case studies from Malaria Consortium projects that have contributed to preventing and managing this threat.

Strong health systems save lives: Improving pneumonia case management at all levels – launched in advance of the Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia, this advocacy brief argues that a holistic approach – underpinned by rigorous implementation research – is needed to strengthen pneumonia case management at every level of the health system.

Do get in touch with any reflections and feel free to share with others.

Very best wishes,


Alexandra Chitty

Publications Manager

Malaria Consortium

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Malaria Consortium improves lives in Africa and Asia through sustainable, evidence‐based programmes that combat targeted diseases and promote child and maternal health.

HIFA profile: Alexandra Chitty is Publications Manager at the Malaria Consortium, UK.