The World Health Organisation has recently declared antibiotic resistance in bacteria as a global health crisis requiring immediate and a concerted action across health care providers and institutions. “No action today, no cure tomorrow” is a befitting slogan and a wake- up call.
According to WHO, the three main areas that need to be addressed in order to minimise/ control development of resistance in bacteria and their spread are (a) rational and judicious use of antibiotics in the therapeutic management of bacterial infections; (b) control infections through better hygienic practices; and (c) avoid contamination of the environment with antibiotics.
In order to create awareness and evolve an action plan that will be feasible and can be adopted by health-care settings, a workshop is organised by Dr. Ragini Macaden and her team, Unit of Infectious Diseases, St. John’s Research Institute, St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences.
The program is sponsored by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Global Health Division of Karolinska Institute, Sweden under the Principal Investigatorship of Dr Ashish Pathak of R.D. Gardi Medical College , Ujjain.
Venue: St. John’s Research Institute
Date: 16th July, 2013