The Food Safety and Toxins (FST) team at CSE in collaboration the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Kerala jointly organized a Workshop on Development and Implementation of State Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance on June 10-11, 2019 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
The workshop was attended by 40+ stakeholders on both days from various sectors across 10 Indian states namely Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Delhi. The representation included those from sectors such as health, animal husbandry, fisheries, food, drug, agriculture and environment. Experts from other institutions such as National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Indian Veterinary Research Institute, ReAct, Pharmacy Council of India and Indian Medical Association also attended the meeting.
The workshop involved stakeholder presentations followed by working group discussions. On Day 1, stakeholders discussed how states can address AMR emanating from three sectors namely human health, animal and crops, and environment through policy and implementation. On Day 2 of the workshop, stakeholders worked towards developing a roadmap to phase out non therapeutic antibiotic use (growth promotion and disease prevention) and reduce use of critically important antibiotics in poultry food animal production.
For more details please contact
Dr. Rajeshwari Sinha
Deputy Programme Manager
Food Safety and Toxins Programme
Centre for Science and Environment