Alliance Healthcare and GIRP, the European Healthcare Distribution Association, Host Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Event
Alliance Healthcare, a part of global healthcare company AmerisourceBergen and a leading wholesaler of pharmaceutical products in Europe, and GIRP, the European Healthcare Distribution Association, convened policymakers and leaders across the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries today to discuss antimicrobial resistance (AMR), examine current response efforts and explore opportunities to collaborate on initiatives to combat the global public health issue.
The inaugural event featured remarks from members of the European Parliament, European Commission and organizations spearheading AMR response efforts, as well as panel discussions led by healthcare and pharmaceutical executives. Panelists and speakers covered a variety of topics, including how public policy can advance response efforts, strategies to increase awareness of AMR, actions healthcare providers are taking to combat resistance, and public-private partnerships to support the development of new antimicrobials. Professor Dame Sally Davies, UK Special Envoy on AMR and member of the UN Global Leaders Group on AMR, delivered a keynote address focused on mobilizing international efforts and driving a global response.
AMR, which occurs when a microorganism (bacteria, virus, fungi, parasite) develops the ability to resist the effects of a drug, is a significant global public health threat. The World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Government and European Commission each have initiated action plans against AMR.
“Addressing an issue as complex and far-reaching as AMR requires public-private collaboration and coordination across multiple sectors,” said Gianluigi Tassone, President of Alliance Healthcare. “By hosting this event, we sought to bring together policymakers, leaders across the healthcare supply chain and those at the forefront of international response efforts to discuss current approaches, share best practices and identify opportunities in which we can work together to help address this issue.”
“As the EU outlined in its action plan, there is an urgent need for multi-sector collaboration, innovation and policy action to tackle AMR,” said Monika Derecque-Pois, Director General of GIRP. “While this event serves as an important step in bringing together leaders across different industries, it’s equally important we continue these conversations and build on the potential solutions discussed today to help drive meaningful, sustained change.”
During the provider-focused panel, leaders from the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation, Standing Committee of European Doctors, European Association of Hospital Pharmacists and Boots UK offered perspective on how healthcare systems across Europe are prepared to manage AMR. The panelists spoke to the actions needed to combat resistance, including infection prevention and control measures, and initiatives underway to educate patients on AMR. For example, Alphega Pharmacy, a pan-European network of independent pharmacists and a part of Alliance Healthcare, launched a campaign to drive awareness of AMR and provide patients with additional counseling and education on proper use of antibiotics.
Representatives from the AMR Action Fund, a public-private partnership investing in biotech companies that are developing antibiotics, and BEAM Alliance, a coalition of small and medium-sized biopharma companies in Europe involved in developing products to combat AMR, discussed current industry priorities, including innovative approaches to support the research and development of new antibiotics and sustainable models to improve access to new antibiotics, diagnostics and vaccines globally.
“AMR is a silent pandemic. No one player can solve it on their own – it demands a coordinated approach,” said Dame Sally. “By collaborating across sectors and countries, we can innovate to secure the future of modern medicine so that treatments can be used sustainably by all who need them.”
AmerisourceBergen fosters a positive impact on the health of people and communities around the world by advancing the development and delivery of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products. As a leading global healthcare company, with a foundation in pharmaceutical distribution and solutions for manufacturers, pharmacies, and providers, we create unparalleled access, efficiency, and reliability for human and animal health. Our more than 43,000 global team members power our purpose: We are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #10 on the Fortune 500 with more than $200 billion in annual revenue. Learn more at https://amerisourcebergen.com/.
European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP)
GIRP, the European Healthcare Distribution Association, is the umbrella organisation for full-service healthcare distributors in Europe. It represents the national associations of over 750 pharmaceutical wholesalers serving 34 European countries, as well as major international and pan-European healthcare distribution companies. GIRP members employ over 140,000 people and distribute around 15 billion packs of medicines as well as a wide range of healthcare products per year. As the vital link in healthcare, they are committed to developing and providing innovative and efficient healthcare products and services to improve health and wellbeing of patients across Europe. Learn more at girp.eu.
To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.
Mike Iorfino, AmerisourceBergen
610-545-9189 – Mobile
About Business Wire
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Zextras Introduces Carbonio - A Private Digital Workplace1.12.2023 16:07:00 CET | Press release
Zextras, the leading email and collaboration solutions provider, introduced Carbonio - a private digital workplace for the public sector and regulated industries. Carbonio emerges as an exceptional solution for the public sector, enabling them to implement an extensive digital workspace for their internal teams and stakeholders. Delivering a suite of features that are not only comprehensive but also fully customizable, from emails and calendars to video meetings and file storage, Carbonio allows for superior adaptation to any unique technical requirements or business objectives. It is equally enticing for regulated industries to enhance their operations by providing secure software solutions tailored to meet the distinct security needs of their country and respective states. The platform is rooted in robust compliance with global data protection regulations, including the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This fosters a secure digital environment for users, ensuring t
Beyond Medtech: Healthcare + Expo Taiwan Sets New Stage for Global Innovation in Future AI Healthcare1.12.2023 16:00:00 CET | Press release
The Healthcare+ Expo Taiwan, currently taking place at Nangang Exhibition Hall 1 from November 30 to December 3, 2023, is poised to redefine the landscape of AI healthcare on a global scale. This year's edition boasts the remarkable participation of 650 companies, occupying 2,300 booths, and has garnered the attention of leading technology firms and hospitals across the Asia-Pacific region. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20231201062013/en/ Expand businesses into growing markets in the APAC region with Healthcare+ Expo Taiwan. Join medical institutes and companies in the fields of medtech, biotech and healthcare to promote products, build partnerships and seize supply-demand opportunities. (Graphic: RBMP & IBMI) Taiwan's pivotal role in the AI-related supply chain is underscored by its impressive contribution, manufacturing AI chips, and over 90% of the world's AI servers. This proficiency positions Taiwan as a
International Sustainable Forestry Coalition Welcomes New Member, Sumitomo Forestry1.12.2023 15:31:00 CET | Press release
In September 2023, an international group of leading sustainable forestry companies launched the International Sustainable Forestry Coalition (ISFC) to support an increased contribution of the forestry sector to the transition to a sustainable society. Today the ISFC is delighted to announce that Sumitomo Forestry has joined the coalition. Sumitomo Forestry, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a globally respected forestry sector leader with a long and honourable history. The Company’s history dates back to the seventeenth century when the Sumitomo family opened a copper mine in the Southern part of Japan and sourced timber for fuel and construction as well. Now, the company operates across the forestry value chain from forestry management, to wood processing, trading, wooden construction and biomass power generation. The firm is pursuing a long-term vision for the role of the forestry sector in the decarbonized society. Sumitomo Forestry manages sustainable working forests in Japan, Ind
Ant Group unveils "Fight Plastic for Nature" Action Initiative at COP281.12.2023 14:09:00 CET | Press release
In a pivotal move to address plastic pollution and promote nature conservation, the Ant Forest Foundation, established by Ant Group and its affiliates, today announced the launch of the "Fight Plastic for Nature" Action Initiative. The initiative was announced during the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at the IUCN Pavilion. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will provide tools and standards to measure the reduction in plastic pollution and its positive impact on biodiversity. Additionally, the IUCN will share and promote best practices in plastic emission reduction across the plastic life cycle. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20231201206207/en/ During COP28, Ant Group unveiled Fight Plastic for Nature Action Initiative with partners at IUCN Pavilion on Dec.1, 2023 in Dubai, UAE (Photo: Busin
Abdulaziz Al-Gudaimi, Aramco Veteran, Joins EIG as Senior Advisor and Chairman of MENA Operations1.12.2023 14:00:00 CET | Press release
EIG, a leading institutional investor in the global energy and infrastructure sectors, today announced that Abdulaziz Al-Gudaimi has joined EIG as Senior Advisor and Chairman of EIG’s Middle East & North Africa (“MENA”) Operations. Mr. Al-Gudaimi, formerly Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Saudi Aramco (“Aramco”), has over 38 years of experience in energy markets and will provide strategic counsel to EIG on its investment activities and continued growth in the region. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20231201817393/en/ (Photo: Business Wire) “We are thrilled to welcome Abdulaziz to the firm,” said R. Blair Thomas, EIG Chairman and CEO. “His deep sector expertise and wealth of experience in MENA will be instrumental for EIG in sourcing additional investment opportunities across critical energy and energy-related infrastructure, and for our portfolio companies as they navigate the complex challen