Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR)
The Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance, JPIAMR, is a unique international collaborative platform that coordinates national funding and supports collaborative action for filling knowledge gaps on antimicrobial resistance with a One Health perspective. By mobilising existing and new resources, the JPIAMR creates a greater critical mass and attracts new researchers into the AMR field. The shared Strategic Research Agenda, outlines the key areas to address and provides guidance for countries to align their AMR research agendas nationally and internationally. This to meet major challenges that no individual country is capable to handle on its own. Today 24 countries have joined JPIAMR as members. The collaborative platform is now internationally recognized. JPIAMR interacts with stakeholders such as WHO, ASEAN, G7 and the USA. G20 and G7 now include activities by JPIAMR in declarations and resolutions. JPIAMR coordinates research priorities and calls with the EC, IMI and pharma industry together with close cooperation with EC DG Research, DG Santé and many efforts aligning with European health authorities. The current platform extends well beyond Europe including members such as Japan, Argentina, South-Africa and other nations. New members are added continuously to this global and unique platform.
JPIAMR is developing scientific proposals to promote sustainable use of antibiotics to treat infectious diseases and to decrease the number of patients with resistant infections in Europe and elsewhere
The Future – Global Collaboration Creates Transformative Changes
The mission for JPIAMR for the years 2020-2025 is stated as: “To join forces across nations by leading the alignment, coordination, and support to Antimicrobial Resistance One Health collaborative research and global policy activities”.
The overarching major goals are:
To align national and international research programmes.
To support and coordinate transformative research.
To support and coordinate the JPIAMR Virtual Research Institute.
To promote innovation and translation of research results.
To bridge the gap between research and policy.
JPIAMR support new evidence and innovations that reduce the burden of antimicrobial resistance through coordinated global collaborative research in Europe and around the world. Also aiming to undertake further research to better understand how resistance develops and spreads in the environment. And to develop diagnostic tools and better surveillance methods as well as validating smarter strategies for using antibiotics in healthcare and agriculture.
JPIAMR will contribute to faster global progress of research and innovation on antimicrobial resistance. To ultimately find new cures and methods to harness drug resistant bacteria. The Virtual Research Institute is a dynamic network of research facilities, changing the way resources are shared and used.
The scientific and societal challenge of AMR is likely to be greater in the next 10 years.
JPIAMR is the key to turn the tide of AMR in Europe and beyond.See more