We must realise that AMR is an occurrence because of a natural instinct for survival of living beings, which has got aggravated because of multisectoral excessive use of antimicrobial agents by humans
Managing antimicrobial resistance amid COVID-19 is a challenge
Combating AMR: How Kerala reduced antibiotic misuse in animals
Ethno-veterinary Practices: A game changer in reducing antibiotic misuse in livestock
Combating AMR: How Delhi’s campaign design for school kids helped
Schools, as institutions for people in their formative years, are strategic settings for advancing health promotion skills, practices and ...
Agronomic recommendations: How are antibiotics being used on crops?
A few antibiotics considered critically important for human medicine are being recommended for use on over 100 crops, an ...
Indian public sector health facilities, workers should lead the fight against AMR
Both are important links across sectors; they should unleash their full impact on the life of the common man ...
Vietnam is focusing on veterinary drug shops to tackle antimicrobial resistance
This is critical as the owners of such shops are often the first point of contact for Vietnamese farmers when ...
AMR: Balancing sustainability and food security in intensified agriculture is the solution
Ensuring intensification of livestock farming is scientifically sound and sustainable could be key to tackling AMR, writes Philip Mathew
What should India do to control antimicrobial resistance
To fight antibiotic resistance efficiently, a One Health approach that incorporates diverse stakeholders from farming, veterinary, medical and environmental ...
How tech can play a role in combating antimicrobial resistance
Use of technologies to detect, control and contain antibiotic residues must be made mandatory
What we can do to reduce the economic cost of antimicrobial resistance
Maintaining cleanliness at infection sources, the One Health approach, trained personnel and awareness campaigns are some steps that can ...
Why we need smart regulation to contain antimicrobial resistance
Smart regulation is a useful way to regulate complex areas that involve multiple stakeholders with converging and diverging interests
Handle with care: The dictum for using antibiotics in livestock
Using natural additives in animal feed, educating farmers, timely vaccination, ethnoveterinary practices and strict implementation of rules can reduce ...
Antibiotic misuse in India’s livestock sector can be reduced
Awareness of farmers, legislation for clean sanitary practices in animal farms and its strict implementation can do the trick
How antimicrobial resistance and zoonoses are linked
AMR and its relationship to human and animal morbidity is one of the biggest challenges facing modern medicine
Is there an alternative to antibiotics use in livestock? Yes
Many alternatives to antibiotics have cropped up to help the food industry fight diseases caused by bacteria in animals
Moderna’s COVID vaccine reports 95% efficacy. It means we might have multiple successful vaccines
It opens the door to the possibility we might have many successful vaccines, and be able to tailor different ...
Dearth of data: We don’t know much about infections originating in hospitals
It is not possible to develop prevention and control protocols for hospital-associated infections without a comprehensive database
Antimicrobial resistance: The need to tackle access-excess problem
AMR, like every process, has its own drivers and determinants. The threat has evolved over time due to our acts ...
One-Health action is a must to slow down AMR chronic pandemic
The world can't contain antimicrobial resistance unless stakeholders from all sectors such as human and animal healths, environment, crops, ...
AMR driven by manufacturing our next big challenge
Antibiotics production is an important yet often forgotten driver of antimicrobial resistance; an alliance of pioneers has decided to ...
Drug-resistant infections: The silent pandemic that we must tackle now
As the world reels from the impact of COVID-19, it would be a tragedy not to apply the lessons ...
Lateral Thoughts: Waiting for the vaccine?
Vaccination programmes cannot be dealt with outside the purview of public health
COVID-19 vaccines are coming – how will we know they work and are safe?
The results of the Pfizer vaccine trial are highly promising. But the road to eradicating the coronavirus is likely ...