Dr. Ranga Reddy Burri, Honorary Professor at the School of Medical Sciences, University of Hyderabad, and President of the Infection Control Academy, contributed a seminal chapter on Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the recently published book titled “ACCELERATING GLOBAL HEALTH: Pathways to Health Equity for the G20.” More information about it cam be found at: https://www.orfonline.org/research/accelerating-global-health-pathways-to-health-equity-for-the-g20/.
The foreword for this important compendium was authored by Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, the Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The editors of the book provided the following insights into this pivotal chapter: “In their contribution, Ranga Reddy Burri, Robert Skov, B.E. Pradeep, and Ralf Sudbrak offer an extensive overview of the escalating threat of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), which presents significant challenges to healthcare systems and the well-being of patients worldwide. Their essay delves deep into the complex facets of AMR, highlighting the crucial role of collaborative efforts, cost-effective interventions, alternative diagnostic methods, and innovative therapeutics in the battle against AMR. The analysis underscores the need for a comprehensive, multifaceted approach and calls for the active engagement of society as a whole in combating AMR.”
Furthermore, Dr. Reddy has the rare feat of contributing to two major policy advocacy documents this year. He highlighted that the University of Hyderabad, an Institute of Eminence (IOE), has consistently been at the forefront of cutting-edge research and the development of highly relevant courses for the protection of populations. The University of Hyderabad holds the distinction of being the first university in India and possibly the entire Global South to offer a postgraduate course in Infection Prevention and Control. This pioneering program, known as DIPC, has gained global recognition and attracts students from various countries. Dr. Reddy revealed his plans to collaborate with the University of Hyderabad to further strengthen the capacity of Infection Preventionists in containing Healthcare Associated Infections, addressing Antimicrobial Resistance, and effectively preparing for and responding to pandemics.
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad Prof B.J. Rao and Dean of the School Prof. Geeta K Vemuganti conveyed their appreciation for these very important advocacy for policy initiatives.