Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a recognised global public health threat and silent pandemic. The misuse and overuse of antibiotics in humans, animals and crops is leading to antibiotics becoming ineffective. But this is not all. While we are not conserving the existing stock of medicines, at the other end of spectrum, the pipeline for new antibiotics is drying up because of increasingly lesser research on new antibiotics. This means in the years to come, we are going to face a dire health emergency.
Our assessment has shown that the pipeline of new antibiotics continues to be weak and there is a need for reforms to stimulate the antibiotic innovation ecosystem for a sustainable and equitable antibiotic access. We had suggested that perhaps it is time to discuss if antibiotics can be considered as a ‘global public good’.
We invite you to the third webinar of our ‘Antibiotic Webinars’ series to discuss and understand what do we really mean by ‘global public good’ in the context of antibiotics, and what are the feasibility and challenges as well as how it can help in the global AMR response, including addressing the pipeline and access crisis.
Do join to hear our international panel speak on ‘Recognising antibiotics as a global public good: Challenges and possibilities’.
Please note: This is a free Zoom webinar, and registration is open to all. All those who register will receive an automatic confirmation. However, the webinar can accommodate a limited number of attendees on a first come-first served basis only. Therefore, please try to join 5 minutes before the scheduled time.
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July 16-31, 2023
Sustainable Food Systems programme CSE, New Delhi