Containing the 'Silent Pandemic'

Antibiotics are becoming ineffective in treating infectious diseases. The world is faced with the deadly silent pandemic of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), which is being seen as a cause of huge cumulative damage. Known to heavily impact low- and middle-income countries, AMR is a threat to global health, food safety, nutrition security, livelihood and attainment of Sustainable Development Goals. The global and national response to this crisis needs to be swifter, stronger and scaled up.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is bringing together over 100 experts from across the two continents of Africa and Asia at a virtual global workshop to discuss the future agenda on containing this scourge through the One Health approach.

26 participating countries Over 125 experts (including about 60 AMR focal points) More than 60 speakers Discussants from 12 African countries Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe Discussants from 14 Asian countries Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Iran, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam


For more information, contact:

Rajeshwari Sinha
Programme Manager
Food Safety and Toxins Programme
Centre for Science and Environment




Containing the Silent Pandemic of Antimicrobial Resistance
Webinar Recording
Inaugural session
Press Release
March 23, 2021
CSE organises global meet on antimicrobial resistance, calls AMR as catastrophic as COVID-19 and climate change
March 24-25, 2021
The world recognises the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance (AMR), but on-ground action is slow – say experts at CSE’s Africa-Asia meet
One Health approach to fight AMR
By: Sunita Narain, DG, CSE
Reimagining the strategy to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in India
By: Dr Roderico H. Ofrin WHO Representative to India
Challenges to the effective implementation of National Action Plans for Antimicrobial Resistance
By: Marc Mendelson
Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town Chair, Ministerial Advisory Committee on AMR
Tackling Environmental Antimicrobial Resistance
By: Jacqueline Alvarez
Farm Antibiotic use and Husbandry
By: Cóilín Nunan
Antibiotic use for disease prevention in food-animals
By: Amit Khurana, CSE
Tackling environmental AMRA
By: Rajeshwari Sinha
Concluding session
Full Programme
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Implementation of National Action Plans
Political commitment and funding
National expectations from global governance
Role of civil society and media
AMR from food-production settings and environmental routes