“AMR Declaration Trust” – a public charitable trust – founded on the principles of the “Chennai Declaration”, aims to tackle the challenge of AMR by collaborating with various Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations active in the field. We believe “Collaborate we win and compete we lose”. Therefore, only with collaborative work, we can successfully tackle the complex challenge of AMR.
We need a multifaceted approach. Professionals of different specialities, bureaucrats, political leaders, and, more importantly, the general public need to be aware of this problem. All of us need to come together to find a sustained solution. We need serious and collaborative efforts to develop new antibiotics, diagnostics, vaccines, and other technologies that help us tackle the challenge of AMR.
Health Care Professionals
We aim to spread the message on rational antibiotic usage. Lack of access to antibiotics is as dangerous as excess use of antibiotics. Both these entities are equally responsible for the generation of the AMR. In a developing economy like India, we should aim to rationalize antibiotic use by ensuring access and preventing excess in the human and animal world.
Hospital Infection Control (at each hospital management level)
We should collaborate with hospitals in the county to implement infection control measures
- Collaborative efforts to Improve Basic Sanitation Practices
- Building on the successful “Swach Bharat” Mission
- Optimize the use of antimicrobials in health, animals, and food
- Effective regulatory mechanisms for the market
- Incentives for chemists and unauthorized dispensers
- Incentives for farmers involved in chemical/antibiotic-free farming and cattle caring.
- Effective Treatment of sewage sludge, industrial waste targeting antibiotics, biocides, metals
General Public Awareness
- Improve awareness about AMR in the general public to tackle the challenge of OTC(Over the counter) use of antibiotics without prescription.
- Improve awareness about AMR among professionals involved in animal husbandry to reduce the use of antibiotics as growth promoters.
New anti-infective, diagnostics, vaccines, and other technologies
We aim to bring together stakeholders to create an environment to develop new anti-infective, diagnostics, vaccines, and other technologies such as phage therapy.
Objectives of the Trust
- To educate various stakeholders such as the medical community and the public on the importance of rational antibiotic usage and other measures to tackle the challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).
- To establish a centre of excellence for research and development on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).
- Contribution to Government Programme on AMR Containment, Hospitals, and other charitable causes.
- To permit and circulate periodicals, magazines, books, and literature related to AMR and hold conferences and seminars to attain the above-mentioned objectives.
- To assist and support institutions and individuals working on any objectives mentioned above.
- The trust will generate funds from Governmental and Non Governmental organisations.
- To carry out the objects as permitted by the Income Tax Act as amended from time to time.
- The activities would be purely charitable and not motivated for Profit. Accordingly, the institution’s funds would be utilized only towards the objects, and no portion of it would be distributed in any manner to the trustees or persons defined in Sec.13 (1) (c) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.