1st Edition

Antimicrobial Resistance Collaborative Measures of Control

Edited By Sunil Dasharath Saroj Copyright 2023
    364 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Antimicrobial resistance has existed in nature long before the discovery of antibiotics. The mechanisms of resistance are prevalent among the bacterial population. Over a period of time and facilitated by indiscriminate usage of antibiotics, these mechanisms are transferred from one type of bacteria to another, including the pathogenic ones. In addition, the rate of discovery of novel antimicrobials is much slower than the rate of evolution of antimicrobial resistance. Therefore, there is a need for alternative strategies to control antimicrobial resistance to save lives. In this book, the novel strategies to combat antimicrobial resistance are described, emphasizing collaborative measures of control. We describe the concerted efforts undertaken by global communities to combat antimicrobial resistance in detail. The most efficient strategy could be a behavioral change towards indiscriminate consumption, usage, and prescription of antibiotics.

    Microbial Threats - The AMR pandemic

    Rajashri Banerji and Sunil D. Saroj

    Diversity in the Development and Transmission of AMR

    Riya Joshi, Agnita Roychowdhury, and Sunil D. Saroj

    Alternatives to Combat AMR: Hunt for Novel Antimicrobials

    Amrita Bhagwat, Tiyasa Haldar, and Sunil D. Saroj

    Antimicrobials in Growth and Development

    Ujjayni Saha, Ranjika Bhattacharya, and Sunil D. Saroj

    Antimicrobial and Antibiotic Resistance in Developing Countries: Health Economics, Global Governance, and Sustainable Development Goals

    Stefano Greco, Romans Putans, and Lauma Springe

    Disease Economics: Economic aspects of Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Microbial Resistance: Comparative analysis of Europe and other world regions

    Romans Putans and Lauma Springe

    Leveraging Health Diplomacy in achieving AMR Policy Coherence

    Sanjay Pattanshetty and Helmut Brand

    AMR policies and Implementation issues: Developed vs Developing Countries

    Himanshu Sekhar Pradhan, Jyoti Prakash, Kiranjeet Kaur, Mousumi Samal, and Sudhir Kumar Satpathy

    Implementation Challenges in Healthcare-associated Antimicrobial Resistance Prevention and Control in India

    Prakash Narayanan, Rakshitha K, and Helmut Brand

    Combating AMR through Behavior Change : Role of Higher Education Institutes

    Meenakshi Sood, Vinay Kumari, and Bunty Sharma

    Behavioural Change: Role of NGOs to Combat AMR

    Dona Boban, Kiranjeet Kaur, and Sanjeev K Singh

    Measures in Preserving the effectiveness of Existing Antimicrobials

    Himanshu Sekhar Pradhan, Jyoti Prakash, Mousumi Samal, and Sudhir Kumar Satpathy

    Technology Solutions to AMR: Focus Paediatric Population

    Preethi John, Shweta Jindal, Deena Mariyam, and Honey Tandon

    Human resources capacity building for AMR Stewardship programme

    Preethi John, Navneet Kaur Bains, Sandhya Vashisht, and Keerti Bhusan Pradhan

    Combating AMR- One Health Approach

    Dona Boban, Kiranjeet Kaur, and Sanjeev K Singh



    Dr. Sunil D. Saroj (Associate Professor, Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), India) During my Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India, I was exposed to the fascinating life of microbes. Bacterial pathogens have efficient mechanisms to overcome the stress that could affect their growth and survival. The stress factors include both growth-promoting and growth-inhibiting molecules. The biggest challenge the bacterial pathogens must face is from antimicrobials, bacteriophages, and the host immune system. In nature, these bacterial pathogens are present in close association with other bacteria and their hosts. To overcome these challenges and preserve their existence, the bacteria have developed communication systems, wherein they share chemical and genetic information with the other bacteria. The role of these interspecies communications in virulence and antimicrobial resistance was pursued further during my post-doctoral experience at the Chiba University (Japan), Emory University (USA), and Stockholm University (Sweden). I understand that the issue of antimicrobial resistance could not be resolved by just discovery of novel antibiotics; additional novel intervention strategies are required.