Youth at the AMR frontier: Integrating practice and research in pharmacy

31 May 2024 Geneva, CH

31 May 2024






Restaurant Vieux-Bois
Av. de la Paix 12
1202 Genève, Switzerland


In partnership with the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF), IFPMA is proud to co-host a side event in the margins of the 77th World Health Assembly. This event is set up through IFPMA’s young professionals platform, HYPER,  dedicated to nurturing young leaders and future decision-makers in the pharmaceutical industry.

Featuring a youth-centric panel with diverse experts and young representatives, the event will explore the impact of AMR on future generations alongside global health threats like climate change and food security. By involving youth, we aim to raise awareness and encourage their involvement in finding solutions. Attendees will gain insights into industry and healthcare contributions toward AMR solutions, including initiatives like the AMR Industry Alliance and IPSF’s efforts in promoting responsible antibiotic use. We’ll also discuss challenges in attracting young talent to AMR research, an essential piece in fostering innovation in this field.

This panel discussion will include a networking reception. Program and speakers will be announced soon.


Restaurant Vieux-Bois
Av. de la Paix 12
1202 Genève, Switzerland


Ali Cameron Senior Expert, Unit Head A.I. Impact Initiatives and Research Coordination, AMR Division, WHO

Alexandra Cameron leads a team in the World Health Organization’s AMR Division focused on fostering the development of new, high priority antibacterial agents and ensuring equitable access to both new and existing treatments. Prior to this, she spent over a decade at Unitaid where she led the development and implementation of strategies to support R&D, innovation and early product access across a range of portfolios including malaria, childhood fever management, reproductive and maternal health, and AMR. She has spent several years at the World Health Organization supporting research and policy guidance related to access to medicines and pharmaceutical pricing, as well as serving as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, a Masters of International Public Health and a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences.

Sarah Neggazi Chairperson of Public Health, International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF)

Sarah Neggazi is a Pharmacy Resident from Algeria. She is currently serving as the Chairperson of Public Health of the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF).

Sarah is passionate about advocating for the silent pandemic of AMR since the age of 14 where she participated in national campaigns to raise awareness on the responsible use of antibiotics. In November 2023 she successfully co-led the 4th edition of the Global AMR Youth Summit organised by the World Health Students’ Alliance (WHSA) to foster the interprofessional collaboration in the fight against AMR. In her current role, she has also represented the IPSF in the WHO Meeting on the Global Campaign to Phase Out over-the-counter (OTC) antibiotics sales.

Paula Reges Infectious Diseases consultant and researcher, Advisor on Global Health Affairs, Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)

Paula Reges is a Brazilian infectious diseases medical doctor with passion for health and wellbeing. Advocating for global health and equity in accessibility to health. Master’s degree in Clinical Research on Infectious Diseases at the Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI/Fiocruz), with focus on STIs/HIV/aids and health emergencies, particularly in LMICs. In addition, serves as advisor for the Fiocruz Global Health Center (CRIS/Fiocruz) and contributes as researcher on Global Health Diplomacy, focusing on strengthening Global South cooperation and strategies in public health / infectious diseases emergencies in LMIC settings, including pandemic preparedness, prevention and response.

Luka Šrot Associate Director, Health Security, IFPMA

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