Anti-Microbial Resistance Current Affairs - 2019

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India and Sweden to Increase Cooperation on Anti-Microbial Resistance R and D

The Swedish Health Minister Lena Hallengren after the meeting with Union Health Minister J P Nadda announced that  Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is really dangerous and India and Sweden intend to boost cooperation to tackle it.

Cooperation to tackle Anti-Microbial Resistance

  • India and Sweden have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in the field of various issues, including AMR, communicable diseases and public health On February 24, 2009.
  • AMR work is an “ongoing cooperation” between India and Sweden.
  • There would be bilateral cooperation between companies, between agencies, between universities, institutions.

Sweden hoped that India would join the Alliance of Champions, which is a creation between many countries globally to face and to fight AMR.

Alliance of Champions

The Alliance of Champions was launched by then Swedish Health Minister Gabriel Wikstrom at the 2015 World Health Assembly. Alliance of Champions consisted of health ministers of 14 countries aimed to promote “political awareness, engagement and leadership” on AMR.