Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) may lead to more deaths than cancer by 2050. Action is required now to avert this disaster.
This study aims to implement key interventions in Greater Manila, The Philippines to reduce AMR. Interventions will focus on hospitals, small farms, and the Laguna Lake, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia. Better antibiotic use, point of care testing in hospitals and farms, and novel solar-powered wastewater cleaning technologies will be implemented. Their impact will be assessed by state-of-the-art molecular surveillance for antibiotic resistance genes and bacteria in the water before and after interventions. The study will be the most comprehensive and systematic interventions to be introduced in Asia to reduce AMR in lakes.
- Dylan Pillai, University of Calgary, Canada (Coordinator)
- Maria Pythias Espino, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines
- Stefanos Giannakis, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
- Ana Pereira do Vale, University College Dublin, Ireland
- Paul Wigley, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom