ICMR Director Soumya Swaminathan named to UN group on antimicrobial resistance
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appointed Soumya Swaminathan, Director of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in the high level group to provide expertise on and coordinate the global fight against antimicrobial resistance. The group comprises high level representatives of relevant UN agencies, other international organizations and individual experts across different sectors. Ms Swaminathan is also Secretary in the Department of Health Research in Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. She is also a multi-award-winning paediatrician, clinical scientist and is known for her research on tuberculosis.