This Webinar is co-hosted by World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance (WAAAR), AMR Times, and CNS.
Heads of States of over 190 countries who will attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in September 2018 will debate on theme around "sustainable societies". Global health security is inalienable to sustainable development, where "no one is left behind".
On one hand, call for accelerating research and development for new diagnostics, treatments and vaccines etc is getting more compelling attention (and rightly so), but on another hand, we are losing effective drugs, that no longer are working due to drug resistance. Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) is threatening to push us back to pre-antiobiotic era.
Not just drug-resistant TB, but today, the world is slipping more towards the risk to deal with ‘superbugs’ that are virtually untreatable, including drug-resistant gonorrhea. Growing threat of Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) in animal and human world is proving to be a big bottleneck in efforts for elimination of diseases (like TB, malaria, etc).
PANEL OF EXPERTS:
* Dr SOUMYA SWAMINATHAN, Deputy Director General for Programmes, World Health Organization (WHO)
* Dr TIM FRANCE, Managing Director of Inis Communication; and noted thought leader on global health security and sustainable development
* Dr KS SACHDEVA, Deputy Director General of Central TB Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
* Dr KAMINI WALIA, Senior Scientist, Division of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR); currently leading setting up of Antimicrobial Surveillance Network of ICMR
* ASHOK RAMSARUP (Moderator) | former senior producer, SABC, Durban, South Africa
* SHOBHA SHUKLA (Moderator) | Managing Editor CNS
CNS eLearning Programme Team