Hub: The Foundation for Medical Research, Mumbai, India

Title: Wastewater-based Surveillance for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) for Early Warning and Engendering Stakeholder Response Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Team Members

Kayzad Nilgiriwala

Ashok Tamhankar
Team Member

Poonam Daswani
Team Member

Nerges Mistry
Team Member

Uma Mahajan
Team Member

Pratibha Kadam
Team Member

Shilpa Karvande
Team Member

Nilima Kshirsagar
Team Member

General Objectives

To address the feasibility and value of wastewater based surveillance for antimicrobial resistance towards a warning and AMR mitigation approach.

Specific Objectives

1. To conduct wastewater based AMR surveillance for 5 crucial drugs (carbapenem, methicillin, azithromycin, bedaquiline and fluoroquinolones) in the vulnerable settings (slums) of Mumbai.

2. To develop an AI based algorithm to collate the AMR data generated from wastewater and the local information from the community.

3. To disseminate/mobilize the knowledge generated on AMR in the study to various stakeholders and local/national regulatory bodies and to the local community for early detection, early response and for AMR mitigation planning.