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Less than one cent to save a patient from AMR?

Rajiv Nath, HMD, India, is the Forum Coordinator of AiMeD – Association of the Indian Medical Device Industry A Discussion with Rajiv Nath, Joint Managing Director, Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices Ltd, India What is the role of healthcare systems as “amplifiers” of AMR? Rajiv Nath: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) control in most countries like India is just being understood and is limited to AMR steming from unrestricted access to antibiotics. It has not been realized that Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) strategies are required to fight this war with bugs. The biggest cesspool breeding these bugs are so-called healthcare facilities:...

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CARA: The Conscience of Antimicrobial Resistance Accountability

The World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance, WAAAR, is a founding member of CARA, The Conscience of Antimicrobial Resistance Accountability. WAAAR President Dr Jean Carlet is a Steering Committee Member of CARA The UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance in September 2016 opened a new era of global involvement in the effort to ensure sustainable access to effective antimicrobials. The Conscience of Antimicrobial Resistance Accountability (CARA) was established to monitor progress globally towards the goals set forth in the political declaration of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on antimicrobial resistance (1), adopted by the UN membership. A wide-ranging institutional membership will observe activities and report on a common set of objective indicators developed by the CARA steering committee. CARA is still in its formative phase, with a baseline report planned for September 2017  Membership CARA is an alliance of independent organizations. All organizations – public, private, for-profit and non-profit – are welcome as members of CARA. A founders’ steering committee has been appointed by CARA’s convener, the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), to establish a structure and modus operandi. The leadership is from the non-profit sector, to avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of such conflicts. Structure  CARA will operate through at least three main branches: human, animal and environment. The human branch, which will inevitably be the largest and cover the...

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