Unpacking Antimicrobial Resistance

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From common ailments to complex surgeries, the surge in antimicrobial resistance poses a grave challenge to public health systems worldwide. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) refers to the ability of microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, to adapt and withstand the effects of antimicrobial drugs. These drugs, such as antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, and antiparasitics are essential for combating infectious diseases and safeguarding public health.

The ramifications of AMR are far-reaching and multifaceted. In healthcare settings, resistant infections can lead to prolonged illnesses, increased mortality rates, and higher healthcare costs. AMR has significant costs for both health systems and national economies overall. Due to the catastrophic impacts AMR can potentially have on public health, it has been dubbed a ‘silent pandemic’.

In this month’s GEN lecture, CSE expert Rajeshwari Sinha will delve into the global issue of AMR, its impact on health, and crucial insights emerging from CSE’s work in the field. The lecture will also examine AMR trends, challenges, and collaborative intergovernmental efforts to prevent it.

Join us on April 30, 2024 at 4 PM by registering on the given link. Interested students from network institutions are also welcome to register and attend the session.

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To know more, contact:

Programme Officer
Environment Education, CSE
Email: sakshi.uniyal@cseindia.org
Phone: (011) 40616000, Extn 300



Challenges and Possibilities to Prevent and Contain AMR
Unpacking Antimicrobial Resistance
Rajeshwari Sinha
Programme Manager
Sustainable Food Systems, CSE
Environment Education Unit, CSE