JPIAMR will support research on diagnostics and surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become one of the major global health challenges of the 21st century. The Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance, JPIAMR, coordinates national funding and research and supports collaborative action to harness antimicrobial resistance. The threat of AMR is particularly high in resource-limited and high-risk settings. This is linked to weak human and animal health systems; diverse means of food production, processing and consumption; food safety and food security; water, hygiene and sanitation challenges; and the global movement of people and goods. In response to these challenges, the JPIAMR will support innovative research projects on new or improved diagnostics and surveillance strategies, tools, technologies and methods by launching a joint transnational call for research proposals. The projects should address diagnosis of AMR infections in clinical and veterinary settings, or the emergence, surveillance, and/or detection of AMR in humans, animals and the environment. The call will support research projects that also have the potential for impact in areas where the risk and burden of AMR is greatest, e.g. in low and middle income countries in Asia and Africa. Projects are encouraged to use a One Health approach where relevant. The projected call budget is approximately EUR 20 million.

The list of countries participating in this call is provisional. JPIAMR member countries participating include Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain and  Sweden. The Netherlands has the intention of joining the call but no funding is guaranteed yet.

The call is expected to open in December 2018 with a (provisional) closing date for the submission of pre-proposals in February 2019.

For more information, please visit the JPIAMR website

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