What is The Trinity Challenge?

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

About The Trinity Challenge (TTC)

  • It is a charity supporting the creation of data-driven solutions to help protect against global health threats.
  • It is a partnership of over 40 leading global organizations across the private, public, and social sectors.
  • TC partners are united by the common aim of using data and advanced analytics to create inclusive innovations and build a world that’s better prepared for health emergencies.
  • To that purpose, TTC is launching, supporting, and funding public challenges.
  • It was launched in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which highlighted a global need to be better prepared to tackle healthcare emergencies.
  • The initial Challenge asked teams to deliver data-driven solutions to predict, respond to and recover from pandemics.
    • It awarded £5.7 million to teams that developed innovative tools and approaches for better pandemic preparedness and response.
  • Following the success of the first Trinity Challenge, the second Challenge - The Trinity Challenge on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), issues a call to the world’s best and brightest minds for data-driven solutions that will protect the power of antibiotics.

IIIT-Delhi's project 'AMRSense: Empowering Communities with a Proactive One Health Ecosystem:

  • It was led by IIIT-Delhi, in collaboration with CHRI-PATH, 1mg.com, and ICMR.
  • AMRSense addresses the challenges of engaging, motivating, and trainingcommunity health workers (CHWs) in AMR surveillance and management, compounded by the lack of a comprehensive data ecosystem and analytics capabilities.

Q1: What is Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)?

Antimicrobials – including antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals and antiparasitic – are medicines used to prevent and treat infections in humans, animals and plants. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death. As a result of drug resistance, antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines become ineffective and infections become increasingly difficult or impossible to treat.

Source: IIT-Delhi project on antimicrobial resistance wins joint second prize in global competition