Hyderabad: Pfizer India on Monday announced the launch of ‘Open-AMR’, a free online platform to educate nurses on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in English and other regional languages including Telugu. The Open-AMR initiative is a web-based platform that can be accessed by any nurse anywhere in India for free in seven different languages including English, Hindi, […]
New York: People hospitalised during the pandemic both for Covid and other conditions have a higher rate of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections compared to patients hospitalised before the pandemic, according to a study. An estimated 1.2 million people worldwide died in 2019 from antibiotic-resistant infections, and this number is predicted to increase ten-fold by 2050. There […]
Even as nations are grappling with the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic, another public health crisis is looming large over the world: bacterial infections that are resistant to existing antibiotic drugs. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the new threat to public health that warrants urgent global action to save lives. Hundreds of thousands of deaths […]
Various aspects of antimicrobial resistance were discussed in a two-day international webinar on antibiotic resistance jointly organised by All India Institute of Medical Sciences and American Society for Microbiology.