By Harsha Doriya This article was originally published on Down To Earth. Antimicrobial Resistance, or AMR, is a pandemic, whose deadly effects are becoming more visible. AMR is described as a natural phenomenon wherein microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses acquire the capacity to proliferate despite exposure to drugs designed to either kill … Continue reading We Need Space, Not Antibiotics: An Animal Farming View of AMR
ReActing to Superbugs with Philip Mathew
Philip Mathew is a public health researcher and currently AMR advisor at The International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions. Philip also served as a consultant at the ReAct Asia Pacific, a global network dedicated to tackling the problem of antibiotic resistance. ReAct was one of the first international networks to articulate the complex nature of antibiotic resistance and advocates for the need for multidisciplinary and multisectoral collaborations in addressing it. Philip recently spearheaded a consultation meeting with a diverse set of stakeholders including, Superheroes Against Superbugs, on the feasibility of a State Action Plan on AMR in Telangana. In this interview, Philip takes us through various ways in which ReAct is spreading awareness and promoting community and policy action to address the growing problem of AMR in India and globally.