Workshop and Media Briefing: Development and Implementation of State Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance

Date: June 10-11, 2019 

Conference Hall, Forest Department Headquarters, Nandavanam, Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – the growing resistance in humans to antibiotics because of overuse and various other factors – is emerging as one of the most alarming global health threats today. India is expected to be heavily impacted unless adequate measures are taken urgently. In April 2017, the country released its National Action Plan to contain AMR, and called on States and UTs to develop their own state action plans. 

Kerala became the first state to introduce its own plan – the Kerala Antimicrobial Resistance State Action Plan (KARSAP) was brought forth in 2018. Delhi and Madhya Pradesh are the only two states which are actively working on their state plans. 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE),which has been at the forefront of the advocacy on action against AMR, is organizing this workshop to understand how to develop and implement a state’s action plan on AMR, keeping in mind the ground realities in every state. The participants will include representatives from institutions such as the National Centre for Disease Control and stakeholders from sectors and departments like health, animal husbandry, food and environment from different states. 

We invite journalists based and working in Kerala – especially in Thiruvananthapuram – to attend a media briefing on the subject on the second day. The exclusive 30-minute briefing for the media has been organized on June 11 after lunch (please see the timings below). Please do join us for lunch preceding the briefing. 

MEDIA BRIEFING: June 11, 2019

Lunch: 1.00-2.00 PM

Briefing: 2.00-2.30 PM 

To confirm your attendance, please call or send a mail to Sukanya Nair of The CSE Media Resource Centre, / 8816818864.