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.
For professionals who oppose Antimicrobial resistance, AMR Insights offers valuable information, targeted training and global networking and partnering opportunities.
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.
Africa CDC Capacity Building and Workforce Development for Civil Society Organizations on Antimicrobial Resistance
From 20-21 February 2020, Africa CDC will convene CSOs working in human, animal, and environmental sectors, including those with substantial experience advocating for health-related policy changes.
20/02/2020 - 21/02/2020 | Nairobi
Antimicrobial resistance – coordinating a global response and progress on the UK strategy
This seminar will consider global coordination to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the next steps for meeting the goals of the UK strategy.
20/02/2020 - 20/02/2020 | London (UK)
First Global Technical Partnership Meeting on Antimicrobial Stewardship
To accelerate the implementation of the AMS toolkit and turn policies into action at a country level, WHO in collaboration with the Government of Thailand is organizing a 3-day international AMS technical partners meeting, to bring together country representatives, global experts, organizations and funders to establish a global AMS network to support country implementation on AMS.
24/02/2020 - 26/02/2020 | Bangkok (Thailand)
Latest news on AMR
New platform for safer antibiotics production
To tackle the escalating problem of antimicrobial resistance, a new collaboration platform is launched in New Delhi, India. The platform, initiated by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), will bring together actors from civil society, governments and the pharmaceutical industry. It could mean a breakthrough for the responsible manufacturing of antibiotics and reduce the risk of the industry itself contributing to the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
Defeating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: Exploring Alternative Therapies for a Post-Antibiotic Era
Microbiome manipulation and combination therapies are current promising alternative therapies for bacterial infection. However, the discovery of novel classes of antibiotics or alternative therapies requires urgent attention as we march towards a post antibiotic era.