Innovations in Biotechnology and Medical Sciences

AMRSense Project


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: AMRSense Project, AMR, National Programme on AMR Containment

Why in the News?

  • The AMRSense Project of the IIIT-Delhi has won the joint second prize in Trinity Challenge’s competition focused on combating Antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
    • The project shares the £600,000 joint second prize with ‘OASIS: OneHealth Antimicrobial Stewardship for Informal Health Systems,’ also from India.

The Trinity Challenge

  • It is a global initiative aimed at fostering innovative solutions to major global health challenges, particularly focusing on pandemic and epidemic threats.
  • It operates as a charity organization.
    • Objective: The Trinity Challenge seeks to harness the power of data and analytics to address global health threats, including pandemics, epidemics, and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It encourages collaboration across sectors to develop data-driven solutions that can protect populations worldwide.
    • Focus Areas: The initiative primarily focuses on:
  1. Enhancing global health security by improving early detection and response to disease outbreaks.
  2. Strengthening health systems and resilience against future health crises.
  3. Promoting innovations in public health, healthcare delivery, and data analytics to mitigate health risks.

What is the AMRSense Project?

  • The AMRSense is aimed at addressing the critical issue of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) through a comprehensive and proactive approach.
  • The project focuses on empowering communities, particularly Community Health Workers (CHWs), with tools and strategies to enhance AMR surveillance and management.
  • It seeks to bridge the gap in data collection and evidence-based interventions at the community level in India.
  • Collaborators: The project involves collaboration with CHRI-PATH,, and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Four Components of AMRSense:

  1. Community Engagement: AMRSense empowers CHWs with AI-assisted tools for accurate and simplified data collection related to AMR. This helps in improving the quality and reliability of AMR data gathered from local communities.
  2. Data Integration: The project integrates various sources of AMR-related data, including antibiotic sales, consumption patterns, and WHONet-compliant surveillance data. This integration is facilitated through open-source tools and APIs, aiming to create a unified AMR data ecosystem.
  3. Predictive Analytics: AMRSense employs federated analytics across the OneHealth ecosystem. This approach provides integrated insights into AMR trends, facilitating proactive decision-making and interventions to manage and mitigate AMR risks.
  4. AMRaura Scorecard: This tool is designed to monitor and evaluate AMR trends over time. It helps in assessing the effectiveness of interventions and guiding targeted strategies to combat AMR effectively.

Impact and Future Prospects

  • AMRSense aims to fill gaps in CHW awareness, training, and motivation, enhancing community-level AMR data collection and management in India.
  • The project’s comprehensive approach seeks to foster proactive AMR surveillance and management practices.

National Programme on AMR Containment

  • India has launched a “National Programme on AMR Containment” during the 12th five-year plan (2012-2017) which is being coordinated by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
  • The network of labs is being expanded in a phased manner and currently includes 35 state medical college labs in 26 States/UTs.



[2020] What is the importance of using Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines in India?

1. These vaccines are effective against pneumonia as well as meningitis and sepsis.

2. Dependence on antibiotics that are not effective against drug-resistant bacteria can be reduced.

3. These vaccines have no side effects and cause no allergic reactions.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

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