04-JUL-2019: JNMC faculty member participates in AMR programmes in Malaysia, Switzerland
Aligarh, July 4: Dr Nafis Faizi, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University participated in two different programmes on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Malaysia and Switzerland.
Participating in the second Regional Workshop on AMR in Penang, Malaysia, Dr Faizi highlighted important researches to tackle AMR.
He discussed how the overuse and misuse of lifesaving drugs has evolved into a global public health emergency.
Dr Faizi pointed out that many microorganisms naturally develop resistance to antibiotics over time, allowing for the emergence of 'superbugs' that are no longer readily killed by available antibiotics.
He delineated the AMR burden in Asia and focussed on developing the understanding of the needs and challenges faced and proposals for further action at the national and global levels.
The workshop brought together representatives of the officials from WHO, OIE and FAO, selected national policy makers from respective countries along with civil society and academic experts from Southeast Asian and South Asian countries.
At the Civil Society Strategy and Coalition Building Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr Faizi spoke extensively on optimizing the use of antimicrobials, effect of antibiotics on the microbiome and on the emergence of resistance and the promotion of the safe and optimal use of antibiotics among other topics during a panel discussion on antimicrobial stewardship.
The meeting was accompanied with the 5th WHO-NGO dialogue on AMR, in which Dr Faizi was chosen to intervene on behalf of health systems in lower and middle income countries. The programme was co-organized by ReAct, Third World Network (TWN) and South Centre.
Prof Anees Ahmad, Chairman, Department of Community Medicine congratulated Dr Faizi for his contributions to AMR research and policies.
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