Global Antibiotic Resistance: the Need for “One Health” Solutions


Wednesday, November 17, 2021     |     12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a growing public health concern, especially in low-and middle-income countries where rising drug-resistant infections in the community are predicted to have major financial, clinical, and societal consequences. Antibiotic overuse in humans is widely considered to be the primary driver for resistance among bacterial pathogens. However, global changes in food animal production practices could also be exacerbating this crisis. In this event, Dr. Nadimpalli will describe case studies from two regions of the world where food animal production is rapidly intensifying (Southeast Asia and Latin America). She will outline “One Health” knowledge gaps in our current approaches to addressing the antibiotic resistance crisis in low- and middle-income countries. Finally, she will describe current efforts to combat antibiotic resistance, including ongoing initiatives here at Tufts University.