Wednesday, October 25, 2017

India`s First Nationwide Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Campaign
Indian Initiative for Management of Antibiotic Resistance (IIMAR)
Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week
November 13th to 19th, 2017

Dr. Ashok  Tamhankar 
National Coordinator, IIMAR
See the progress of the campaign On the map here.IIMAR`s Indiawide Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness campaign- 2017

IIMAR has planned to conduct India’s first nationwide antimicrobial resistance awareness campaign during November 13th to 19th, 2017 in association with Doctors For You -DFY, Mumbai. and Antibiotic  Resistance Lab, VIT university, Vellore,Tamilnadu. WHO has announced world antibiotic awareness week during Nov, 13th-19th, 2017 with a theme “Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics” and we will emphasize this in our campaign.
In line with the thought process of the "Action against Antimicrobial Resistance operationalization plan consultation" held in Delhi by NCDC, we propose to organize a sensitisation and awareness campaign among medical, nursing and pharmacy workforce and general public across states in India.
The campaign will involve components such as lectures, videos, distribution of pamphlets/ brochures, poster making competition, slogan competition, essay competition,  media campaigns, internet based social media etc.
We also plan to disseminate the antibiotic resistance awareness message through community radio stations across India.
We invite you to join and help us in any way you can (human resource, materials, funds etc as per your wish).  Please mail us at or