Similarly to other European countries, Poland is also significantly affected by the burden of infectious diseases and threatened by increasing resistance to antibacterials with the key role in the therapy. Alert resistance in bacteria is constantly monitored for the whole country through an activity of the National Reference Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance and the National Reference Centre for Bacterial Meningitis, located at the National Medicines Institute in Warsaw.
The research in the area of AMR is principally funded by two agencies, National Science Centre (NCN) and National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) by response-mode grants.
The Ministry of Science and Higher Education represents Poland in JPI-AMR and several other JPIs. Poland takes part in the CSA-CA of JPI-AMR, providing in-kind contribution by delegating experts to the working meetings.