News on AMR

Union Health Ministry has finalised “National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance”.
Ministers and representatives of eleven ministries signed “Delhi Declaration” to combat Antibiotic resistance.

UN Assembly meeting discussed the global AMR challenge

On 21st September, United Nations Assembly meeting in New York, by heads of countries discussed the global challenge of Antimicrobial resistance. A political declaration to tackle AMR was signed by all countries. This is the fourth time in   UN Assembly history; a health related issue was discussed. (Other earlier topics being HIV, Ebola and Chronic diseases)


Indian Ministry of Health steps up tackling AMR efforts

Indian National antibiotics policy core committee is now reorganized into three interlinked committees, for better performance and coordination.

  1. Core Working group on AMR (CWG-AMR) Chaired by NCDC Director.

This committee is comprised of subject experts responsible for coordinating preparation of various documents, surveillance etc.

  1. Technical advisory group on AMR (TAG-AMR) Chaired by Director General of Health services.

The committee includes senior representatives from various Ministries including DCGI and subject experts. The committee is responsible for   reviewing the

Activities of the Core working group committee (by NCDC) and provide advice to the Committee of senior Govt. officials (ICC-AMR)

  1. Inter-sectorial coordination committee on AMR (ICC-AMR) Chaired by Health secretary.

The committee comprises of senior most officials in Health ministry and other relevant ministries (secretaries and joint secretaries from various Ministries)

WHO Director-General briefs UN on antimicrobial resistance

The rise of antimicrobial resistance is a global crisis, recognized as one of the greatest threats to health today.

The threat is easy to describe. Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise in every region of the world. We are losing our first-line antibiotics. This makes a broad range of common infections much more difficult to treat…………


Antimicrobial resistance a ‘greater threat than cancer by 2050’

UK chancellor George Osborne to tell IMF that 10m people a year could die without radical action


Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Health Care Epidemiology of America released a new guideline: Implementing an Antibiotic Stewardship Program, with 27 recommendations that cover a broad range of antibiotic stewardship interventions


Global action plan on antimicrobial resistance

Antibiotic resistance ‘could end modern medicine’: UK’s chief doctor issues stark warning as study reveals most of us don’t even know what term really means
Antimicrobial Resistance: The Major Contribution of Poor Governance and Corruption to This Growing Problem


Concerned about the rising levels of drug resistance whereby microbes evolve to become immune to a known drugs, the UK Prime Minister asked economist Jim O’Neill to analyse this global problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and propose concrete actions to tackle it internationally.

The Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance (CARA)

AMR: OIE – World Organisation for Animal Health

NICE publish draft guidelines aimed at changing behaviour to reduce antimicrobial resistance.

Antibiotic resistance a global health crisis: WHO