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Antimicrobial Resistance in India

Thought Leadership Forum On

Antimicrobial Resistance in India

No action today, No cure tomorrow

Our Purpose

Indiscriminate and excessive use of antibiotics and poor infection control practices has furled the evolution of 'superbugs’ or antibiotic resistant pathogens, causing antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Several hundreds of thousands of people die every year because of AMR. This number could rise to 10 million every year by 2050. We need to act now to mitigate its devastating impact on humankind.

The Government of India has identified AMR as a key priority in its National Health Policy, 2017. With the G20’s call to action on AMR and India assuming leadership, a public private partnership has been created to build a committed network of thought leaders, academic experts in AMR, practitioners and other relevant stakeholders. Our aim is to systematically identify areas of research & strategic priorities and develop roadmaps, using a One Health approach, to combat AMR.


Current Focus

Since the onset of COVID-19, India has seen a surge in the misuse and overuse of antimicrobials owing to an increase in the burden of secondary infections and public fear of infectious diseases. The situation is grave. We are developing a white paper laying out 'immediate calls for action’ to control the AMR burden in post- COVID India.

Strategic Priorities

Our Team


Prof Sir Tom Blundell

Co-Chair (Drug Discovery)

Prof N K Gangugly

Co-Chair (Mircobiology)

Prof Paramjit S. Jaswal

Member (Law)


Prof V Samuel Raj

Chair (Drug Discovery)

Dr Sweta Raghavan

(Implementation Science & Global Health)

Dr Komal Audichya

(Professor, Law)

Dr Seema Khan Jha


Dr Poornima Samuel

(Senior Doctor, PRIMSR)

Dr Renu Choudhary

(Professor & Head, Management & Commerce)

Dr Anjali Priyadarshini

(Associate Professor Biotechnology)

Dr Ramendra Pandey

(Associate Professor Microbiology)

Dr Neerja Hajela

(Gut Microbiota and Probiotic Science Foundation, India)

Dr Arpana Vibhuti

(Associate Professor & Head Biotechnology)

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