International Workshop on National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance for developing countries

January 27, 2017

The Food Safety and Toxins Team at the Centre for Science and Environment organized a two-day International workshop to address animal and environmental aspects of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the National Action Plans of developing countries. The workshop was held in New Delhi, during Nov 10−11, 2016. 

With participation from eighteen developed and developing countries including India, the workshop brought together about fifty key regional, global and national experts from governments, inter-governmental and civil society organizations as well as the scientific community from both human and verterinary sector. The workshop was aimed at facilitating exchange of views among experts leading to the development of guiding inputs for National Action Plan on AMR for developing countries with reference to limiting resistance emanating from antibiotic use in food animals and spreading into the environment.

The first day of the workshop saw expert presentations from participants around various aspects of antimicrobial resistance from food animals. There was sharing of best practices, challenges and suggestions to move forward, largely based on country-level experiences. The critical areas of discussion involved responsible antibiotic use in food animal production, surveillance of antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance and addressing the environmental aspect of the AMR problem. Day two of the workshop entailed intense discussions among working groups, across the three themes, followed by presentation of relevant inputs that could be considered for incorporation in the National Action Plan, being drafted by many countries. Participating experts and also representatives of the WHO, FAO and the OIE discussed and agreed upon the importance of containing environmental spread of AMR during the workshop.


For more details please contact

Dr. Rajeshwari Sinha
Programme Officer
Food Safety and Toxins Programme
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tuglakabad Institutional Area 
New Delhi -110062
Ph: 011 - 40616000 Ext no: 302 



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