PREVENT IT | Risk Management and Prevention of Antibiotics Resistance
PREVENT IT is a four-year project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission. The vision of the PREVENT IT project is a future where every individual is aware of antibiotics resistance (ABR) and is empowered with the right education to address the issue of ABR. The project is implemented by a consortium comprising 5 Indian universities, 4 European universities and 2 non-governmental organizations.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), antimicrobial resistance (ABR) is expected to be the leading cause of death by 2050, creating more causality than cancer and diabetes combined. The WHO also highlighted that awareness and understanding of ABR, through effective communication, education, and training, should be addressed and improved.
A preliminary study by the PREVENT IT consortium highlighted the absence of academic modules on risk management and prevention of ABR, along with low awareness in Indian society. European universities are assisting Indian universities and NGOs in designing new ABR curricula. This project aims to address these challenges by offering inter alia online courses - by creating awareness sessions also through social media - by creating a living laboratory in which health science experts, students and health professionals can be trained.
To get more details on the results of the project and if you are interested in getting involved in PREVENT IT, please visit https://preventit.in/