on Antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) develops when bacteria, fungi or viruses are exposed to antibiotics, antifungals or antivirals.
As a result, the antimicrobials become ineffective and infections may persist. In addition, medical interventions including surgery, chemotherapy and stem cell therapy may become impossible.
AMR is considered the biggest global threat of Health and Food Safety.
AMR Insights informs, educates and connects professionals around the globe with the aim to curb Antimicrobial resistance.
AMR Insights is committed to eliminating antimicrobial resistance because it does not accept that millions of innocent people need to die as a result of resistant bacteria and other microorganisms.
PAN-AFRICA WORKSHOP: Effective Implementation of National Action Plans on Antimicrobial Resistance
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi (India), in association with the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI),invites journalists working in Africa to attend the Pan-Africa Workshop.
22/01/2020 - 24/01/2020 | Lusaka (Zambia)
Understanding the Biology, Antifungal Resistance and Clinical Implications of Candida auris
This workshop will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders (researchers, clinicians, industry, intramural NIAID, and CDC) to determine what is known about this organism, what are the most serious knowledge gaps and how to best leverage resources to combat this unique fungal pathogen.
28/01/2020 - 29/01/2020 | Rockville; Maryland (US)
Antimicrobial resistance and my role is?
In Birmingham in February 2020 together with over 500 colleagues from across the “whole health economy” we will review the CQUIN results and look forward to see what progress is required to deliver the “Long Term Plan” targets in Infection Prevention & Control.
13/02/2020 - 13/02/2020 | Birmingham (UK)
Latest news on AMR
A faster way to determine antimicrobial susceptibility
It can take as long as five days to determine which antibiotic treatments are likely to be effective in clearing a bacterial infection. These long wait-times can lead to ineffective antibiotics being used, delaying patient recovery and contributing to the increase of antimicrobial resistance.
Probiotic Drink that Tackles Antibiotic Resistance Ousts Plasmids from Gut Bacteria
Researchers headed by a team at the University of Birmingham in the U.K. have developed a probiotic drink containing genetic elements that are designed to thwart antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in gut bacteria at the genetic level.
Stay tuned with remarkable global AMR news and developments!