The environmental drivers of antimicrobial resistance in Sri Lanka

Posted on 10 November 2017

News on CGHH involvement in an upcoming meeting and workshop on antimicrobial resistance

CGHH’s Director, Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya and Dr Suranga Dolamulla (History Department and CGHH-based Wellcome Trust Research Fellow) are due to participate in a high scale stakeholder meeting and workshop on "the environmental drivers of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Sri Lanka" at the end of November 2017.

The meeting and the workshop to be held at the Galadari Hotel Colombo, Sri Lanka, will explore how the academic and government sectors can work together to deliver not only benefits for Sri Lanka but also other regions of the World. It will comprise a series of presentations from academics, policymakers, and industry from Sri Lanka and Europe, giving their perspectives on the contribution of environmental exposure to the AMR problem and the major knowledge gaps.

This event is the key activity in a six-month scoping project, funded by the UK Research Councils (RCUK), and led by the University of York, which will lead to the development of a large research proposal involving experts and key stakeholders in Sri Lanka and the UK.

We wish our CGHH colleagues every success with the meeting, and look forward to hearing about the outcomes.