o diagnose all bacterial diseases which are affected children. The laboratory also includes a blood bank. In 2013, more than 1,600 bags had been collected of which 16% provided by volunteer donors. On 14 June 2014, MSF organized, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, various promotional activities to promote voluntary blood donation, on the occasion of the World Blood Donor Day. Photograph by Aurelie Baumel
Photograph by Aurelie Baumel

The September 2016 UN Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance established an Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (IACG) tasked with providing practical guidance for effective global action to address antimicrobial resistance and reporting back to the UN Secretary-General in 2019.

The IACG will present a final report to the UN Secretary-General ahead of the 73rd General Assembly in 2019. In preparation for this the IACG held two consultations, one in the summer of 2018 based on a series of discussion papers, and a consultation on the final report in February 2019. MSF Access Campaign provided written comments on four of the 2018 discussion papers, as well as the final consultation in 2019.