Data Sharing Policy in India

The National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP) of 2012 provides basic guidelines which need to be further reinforced if India has to enter into an era of truly shared and open data.

AMR in the USA: Maryland to Ban Routine Antibiotic Use in Animals

Following in the footsteps of California, Maryland has proposed, and passed, the "Keep Antibiotics Effective Act of 2017", which bans routine antibiotic use in animals. This is a vital legislative measure to ameliorate the shocking statistics on antibiotic use which was first brought to the limelight by a 2011 report from the FDA, which stated … Continue reading AMR in the USA: Maryland to Ban Routine Antibiotic Use in Animals

Partners in Health Expresses Apprehensions over Foreign Aid Cuts

In the wake of President Trump's proposed budget cuts in the NIH and foreign aid, the Chief Medical Officer of Partners in Health, a non-profit co-founded by Dr. Paul Farmer, writes in to express how vital these funds are for global as well as local well being.

UN Creates Interagency Group on AMR

The international political commitment to combat AMR was secured through a high level meeting at the United Nations General Assembly on 21 September, 2016. Shortly after, the Political Declaration of the high level meeting of the General Assembly was enunciated. This declaration, adopted under the resolution A/RES/71/3 raises, in paragraph 15, the following request: Request the … Continue reading UN Creates Interagency Group on AMR