Jayasree K. Iyer, Executive Director of the Access to Medicine Foundation, will speak at the 2nd AMR Global Expert Meeting in Tokyo on Friday 21 July, 2017. The goal of the meeting, organised by the Health & Global Policy Institute, is to bring together global experts from public, private and academic sectors to discuss issues related to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The experts will identify key challenges in tackling AMR, well as the way forward.
Jay will join a panel exploring mechanisms for spurring antimicrobial R&D, and building consensus and commitment to tackle AMR from governments, NGOs and the public and private sectors. She will speak on the Foundation’s forthcoming Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark, and how it aims to incentivise pharmaceutical companies to play their part. She will also talk about the twin challenges of addressing access to antimicrobials while managing their appropriate use in low- and middle-income countries.