India’s waste management systems unfit to address the silent pandemic of antimicrobial resistance

  25 November 2021

Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health threat and has become one of the greatest challenges in the efforts to fight infectious diseases. In the wake of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, which concluded today, sector experts discussed how agriculture, pharmaceutical companies and low-cost waste management technologies aid in preventing AMR containment.

The World Health Organization has declared antimicrobial resistance, commonly known as AMR, as one of the top ten global public health threats facing humanity. Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials are the main drivers in the development of drug-resistant pathogens, according to the global health body.

India, a global pharma giant, has a huge problem of antimicrobial resistance and experts have been warning against it.

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Author(s): Sarah Khan
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