Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest and most complex challenges of our generation – and yet governments across the world do not appear to be moving far enough or fast enough to contain and control it..

Whether you call it campaigning, influencing, advocating, networking, or giving voice, this page is dedicated to sharing some of the ways that we – individually and collectively – can bring about positive and sustainable change by engaging with the people who make our laws and invest our taxes.

We’re calling on you, our members – wherever you are in the world – to contact us. We want to share your insights and experiences with the rest of the Society – in the hope that it will inspire others to start informing and influencing. Not yet a member? You can sign up here for free.

By swapping experiences and identifying needs, we aim to:

Give access to a range of effective tools and approaches to informing and influencing
Inspire others by sharing your stories
Develop an informal peer-to-peer network across countries and regions

“A recent study found that here in the UK, less than half of adults know what they can do to help tackle AMR. We need this to change. My message to you is that you too can be a leader to turn the tide on AMR.”

Professor Dame Sally Davies, UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance

“It’s up to us to listen to the scientists who tell us what they are seeing, to acknowledge the lived experiences of others that are different from our own, and to follow our own individual calling to make this a healthier and safer world. We have a short but promising window of time to use the power and vocation of our own personal advocacy to make that difference.”

Dr Michael T. Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota and, a member of the US President’s Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board

To find out more, please email mcorley@bsac.org.uk.

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