Indian Priority Pathogen List jointly developed by DBT and WHO India Office
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the top 10 global health threat faced by the world
today and can have a major impact on the economy, society, food safety and public health.
Infections caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens substantially amplify the burden of both
healthcare-associated and community-acquired infections. To minimize the emergence and
spread of AMR, coordinated actions are required at the global, national and sub-national
The objectives of the IPPL are to
• guide the prioritization of research on AMR, including incentives and funding;
• help align R&D priorities with Indian public health needs; and
• support India’s leadership in containment of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
The IPPL shall be useful for policy initiatives to incentivise basic science and advanced R&D by
both public funding agencies and the private sector investing in new antibiotics.
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