Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been identified as a serious global and national Public Health challenge. Dr. Mansi Malik, Scientist, TIGS was selected & got trained during a 2 day hands-on workshop on WHONET, an application for managing lab data on AMR.
Surveillance of AMR is identified essential in tracking and monitoring the burden – a first step towards tackling it. AMR surveillance is also identified as a strategic priority in India’s National Action Plan on AMR, which aims to strengthen knowledge and evidence through surveillance. At TIGS we are working towards understanding the clinical signature of AMR.
The workshop was oganised as part of the 45th annual conference of the Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists on 23-24 November at Bhubaneshwar this year.