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GARP: India

GARP-India began in 2009 and continues under the leadership of Professor NK Ganguly, former director of the Indian Council of Medical Research. India led the October 2011 First Global Forum on Bacterial Infections, held in New Delhi, that crowned the completion of GARP Phase 1.


Recent Activities

GARP-India co-sponsored a 2-day course on antimicrobial stewardship for healthcare workers in Indian hospitals, followed by a policy forum on antimicrobial resistance in India. Partners were the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI).

Momentum generated from the November meeting on antibiotic stewardship resulted in renaming the undergraduate and post-graduate programs for microbiology as Clinical Microbiology. GARP-India members are revising and updating the curriculum for medical training leading to a degree in this area.


Situation Analysis

Situation Analysis: Antibiotic Use and Resistance in India (2011)

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Quick Facts

Secretariat: CDDEP New Delhi
Chair: Professor NK Ganguly, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
Coordinator: Vacant
Inaugural meeting: 2009


Ongoing and Completed Research

Brower C, Mandal S, Hayer S, Sran M, Zehra A, Patel SJ, Kaur R, Chatterjee L, Mishra S, Das BR, Singh P, Singh R, Gill JPS, Laxminarayan R. The Prevalence of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Multidrug-Resistant Escherichia coli in Poultry Chickens and Variation According to Farming Practices in Punjab, India. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2017.
Kakkar M and Rogawski E. Antibiotic Use and Residues in Chicken Meat and Milk Samples from Karnataka and Punjab, India. November 2013.
Sudarshan H, Kotwani A, Easton A, Nigam A, and Gelband H. Antibiotic dispensing in rural Karnataka in public hospitals, primary health centers and private retail pharmacies. Unpublished, 2014.


GARP-India Working Group

Nirmal K. Ganguly, National Institute of Immunology, Delhi

Working Group Members
N.K. Arora, INCLEN Trust International, Delhi
Sudershan Arora, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., Gurgaon
Preena Bhalla, Director, Professor & Head of Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi
Sujith Chandy, Affiliate, Global Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Abdul Ghafur, Clinician and Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Apollo Hospital, Chennai
J.P.S. Gill, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana
Mohamed Nadeem Fairoze, Veterinary College, KVAFS University, Hebbal, Bangalore
Usha Gupta, Delhi Society for Promotion of Rational Use of Drugs, New Delhi
Shah Hossain, Public Health Specialist, Centers for Disease Control, India
Sadhna Joglekar, GSK Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Mumbai
P.C. Joshi, President, Society for Indian Medical Anthropology, University of Delhi, Delhi
Manish Kakkar, Senior Public Health Specialist, Communicable Diseases, Public Health Foundation of India, Gurgaon
Ambujan Nair Kapoor, Immunization Technical Support Unit, MoHFW, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi
Anita Kotwani, Associate Professor, Vallabhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi
Ashok Rattan, Chairman, Laboratory Medicine, Medanta, The MediCity, Gurgaon, Haryana
Prafull Sheth, Former Vice President, International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), New Delhi
Hanumappa Sudarshan, Secretary, Karuna Trust, Bangalore
Kurien Thomas, Professor and Head, Department of General Medicine, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry
Chand Wattal, Hon. Senior Consultant and Chairman, Department of Clinical Microbiology & Immunology. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi