Global Health Tuesday: Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance Through Partnership - The Wisconsin-India Connection
With Nasia Safdar, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Chief of Staff, Madison Veterans Administration Research Office and Vice Chair for Research, UW-Madison Department of Medicine
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The United Nations has declared antimicrobial resistance the greatest and most urgent global risk, and India sees high and increasing rates of antibiotic resistant infections. Using a Global Health Institute Seed Grant, Safdar worked with the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in India to improve antibiotic stewardship and optimize antibiotic use. She discusses the project that helped reduce inappropriate use of antibiotics, improve patient outcomes and define future research directions.