New Delhi, 16th Nov 2022: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Life Science, School of Biotechnology, Dean Dr. Bipin Nair has been appointed as the vice chair of one of the five Special interest Groups (SIG) of the India AMR Innovation Hub (IAIH), a national-level body engaged in research related to antimicrobial resistance.
Dr. Bipin Nair will be the AMR Environment Committee’s vice chair, one of the five SIGs of IAIH. Additionally, four SIGs focusing on key areas are Human AMR, AMR in Human-animal- Agri Interface, AMR stewardship, and Surveillance & Public Health Preparedness.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been identified by WHO as one of the top ten global healthcare threat that is presently claiming 700,000 lives per year. It is projected that AMR-related mortality will reach 10 million per year by 2050, of which 2 million will be in India alone. Globally, there has been an increased impetus to address AMR through trans-disciplinary, multi-sectoral and inclusive approaches.
Conceptualized and driven by The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms, or C-CAMP, the India AMR Innovation Hub (IAIH) is a unique Convergent Think Tank on AMR Interventions, with Indian and global stakeholders – Government, Academia, Industry, Philanthropic, and not-for-profit organizations, coming together to boost consolidation and fast-tracking national efforts against AMR for a larger global health impact. The principal Scientific Advisor to Prime Minister is the chair of India AMR Innovation Hub. The vision of the IAIH is to be a converging and collaborative platform of key national and international stakeholders towards reducing the AMR burden in India, through deeper participation in the national efforts to tackle this global health challenge, thereby contributing to the global fight against AMR.