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India joins hands with UK to fight microbial resistance

19 October 2017 | News

It will focus on all aspects of AMR, including prevention and control of infection, environmental and veterinary science.

Courtesy- Wikimedia

Courtesy- Wikimedia

The Academy of Medical Sciences recently announced the pledge from The Yusuf and Farida Hamied Foundation for a scheme to build stronger research links between the UK and India to jointly address the challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The new five-year Academy of Medical Sciences programme will include a UK-India visiting professor scheme and two major scientific meetings, supported by The Yusuf and Farida Hamied Foundation.

The Yusuf Hamied-Academy of Medical Sciences UK India Exchange Programme on AMR provides a timely opportunity to bring together leading researchers and to develop new capacity for international collaboration. It will focus on all aspects of AMR, including prevention and control of infection, environmental and veterinary science.

Over five years the scheme will support 25 visiting professorships between India and the UK and two major international scientific meetings on AMR, one in the UK and one in India. This will strengthen UK-India links to share knowledge, foster research collaborations, and increase awareness, which will deliver the ultimate goal of developing robust interventions to tackle AMR across the world.

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