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FAO facilitates finalization of research priorities on AMR

07/07/2017

In a two-day meeting of national experts, held at Bangalore, India from 5-6 July 2017, FAO facilitated finalization of 17 research priorities on AMR. The research priorities pertain to surveillance and monitoring of AMR, transmission dynamics of resistance, socio-economic perspectives of AMR and assessment of field-based interventions (e.g. diagnosis, detection, risk management etc). Five of these priorities require close collaboration with the human health sector in the spirit of One Health.

All these research priorities are in alignment with the strategic actions enunciated in India's National Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance that was submitted to the World Health Assembly in April 2017.

These research priorities shall be initially implemented by various institutes of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) with seed money from their parent organization. Institutes outside ICAR shall also be encouraged to undertake these projects utilizing their own resources.

 FAO assured technical collaboration to promote research in AMR in India.