IIIT-Delhi’s project wins joint 2nd prize in global competition

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Source– This post on IIIT-Delhi’s project wins joint 2nd prize in global competition has been created based on the article “IIIT-Delhi’s project wins joint 2nd prize in global competition” published in “The Hindu” on 20th June 2024.

Why in the news?

A project by the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi) has won the joint second prize in the Trinity Challenge’s second competition on tackling the escalating threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

About the Project

1. The project, titled ‘AMRsense: Empowering Communities with a Proactive One Health Ecosystem,’ was led by Tavpritesh Sethi from IIIT-Delhi in collaboration with CHRI-PATH, 1mg.com, and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

2. The prize-winning project is on tackling the escalating threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Key Components of AMRsense

1. Community Engagement: Empowering community health workers (CHWs) with AI-assisted data recording tools for accurate and simplified data collection.

2. Data Integration: Creating a unified AMR data ecosystem by integrating antibiotic sales, consumption, and WHONet-compliant surveillance data using open-source tools and APIs.

3. Predictive Analytics: Using federated analytics across the OneHealth ecosystem to provide integrative insights on AMR.

4. AMRaura Scorecard: Monitoring and evaluating AMR trends effectively.

Context in India

1. In India, over 900,000 ASHA workers face limited awareness, insufficient training, and low motivation, creating a significant gap in community-level AMR data collection and evidence-based management.

2. The AMRsense project addresses these issues through its comprehensive approach involving community engagement, data integration, predictive analytics, and trend monitoring.

3. This recognition highlights the importance of innovative solutions in addressing global health challenges like antimicrobial resistance.

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