The Food Safety and Toxins team successfully concluded a one day state level Workshop on Integrated Surveillance Framework for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) for Kerala, held on Sept. 27, 2018. The workshop was held in collaboration with the Dept. Of Health, Kerala and the Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) at the regional office of the KSPCB in Ernakulum.
The workshop was attended by 35 experts from the Kerala state government departments (health, animal husbandry, fisheries, environment, drug) along with representation from academia, research and scientific community, pharma industry and associations,slaughter house, meat processing units from the state, as well as WHO India.
Participants contributed through presentations, deliberations and working group discussions on AMR surveillance across environment, livestock and fisheries sectors. The outputs from the working groups will now be worked upon by the FST to develop a draft surveillance framework. The draft will be finalized post expert comments/inputs and shared with the Government of Kerala and other relevant stakeholders engaged in AMR surveillance work as a part of the Kerala’s State Action Plan on AMR.
For more details please contact
Dr. Rajeshwari Sinha
Deputy Programme Manager
Food Safety and Toxins Programme
Centre for Science and Environment