Staff Spotlight: Jaume Vidal

In this edition of #StaffSpotlight, we present Jaume Vidal, a Policy Advisor on Health Action International’s (HAI) European Projects team. When you see Jaume in the office, he’s often teasing Alex, our Communications Advisor, eating a kiwi, or showing someone a picture of his new baby son. But on top of his charismatic social presence,

Facing a Global Threat – Roadmap to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance and the Bumps Along the Way

Interview with HELLE AARGAARD, Policy Advisor at ReAct – Action on Antibiotic Resistance

The Member State Consultation on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) proposed roadmap for the Global Development and Stewardship Framework to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) was held on 9–10 November in Geneva. The first day was open for non-state actor participation.

Staff Spotlight: Tim Reed

A famous man, John Quincy Adams, once said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”. Mr Adams was the sixth president of the United States of America—and the first to give an interview to a female journalist, Anne Royall, which was quite progressive for his time.

Staff Spotlight: Mieke Bakx

In our new blog series, “Staff Spotlight”, we’re introducing you to people who are worth a mint to us: Our staff. What would an organisation like ours be without these passionate people who dedicate their work lives (and more) to improving healthcare worldwide—whose everyday mission is to enable all people to access and properly use the medicines they need?

‘Achieiving Affordable Access to Health Technologies’ Side Event at WHA69

Health Action International is, once again, pleased to be in Geneva this week attending the 69th World Health Assembly. If you will be there, too, please plan on attending a side event on ‘Achieving Affordable Access to Health Technologies’, which we are co-organising with the Medicines for Malaria Venture and Oxfam.

The event will be held on Tuesday,

Successful week of advocacy for HAI delegation at 68th World Health Assembly

by TIM REED, Executive Director

Health Action International’s largest-ever team to the 68th World Health Assembly enjoyed a fruitful week of advocacy, which resulted in some major achievements, particularly related to antimicrobial resistance and World Health Organization (WHO) engagement with non-state actors. The annual Assembly was held in Geneva from 18-26 May.

The delegation was comprised of 39 insightful and talented people from ReAct–Action on Antibiotic Resistance,

Week in review: Outcomes from WHA67


Health Action International was encouraged by the results of the 67th World Health Assembly where more than 20 resolutions were passed on various public health issues. Throughout the week, we delivered four interventions and hosted and attended important side events on access to medicines and related topics.

World Health Assembly: HAI and ARC intervention on antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic resistance

by TIM REED and SHILA KAUR (on behalf of HAI and the Antibiotic Resistance Coalition)

In the face of what is undoubtedly a global health emergency, we welcome this resolution and commend Member States and the Secretariat for their action.

The antibiotic resistance crisis demands strong global leadership from both the Assembly and the Secretariat.

World Health Assembly 67: HAI and KEI intervention on the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development

Health Action International (HAI) and Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) encourage the World Health Organization (WHO) to move forward on the recommendation of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development (CEWG) to begin negotiations on a global treaty to provide a new mechanism to set global norms healthcare research,