Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance

Understanding is currently lacking in the field of transmission of AMR. Increased knowledge of the complexity of how resistance is spread is crucial to be able to design preventative measures.

Under the umbrella of the Strategic Research Agenda, JPIAMR, with its collaborative activities (calls, workshops, international collaboration etc) aims to:

  • Determine by which mechanisms and how efficiently AMR can spread among bacteria that populate the human and animal intestinal tract
  • Determine whether food is an important vector for the spread of AMR
  • Determine the effect of migration, tourism, different health care systems and agricultural exposure of humans to antibiotics and AMR
  • Provide testable hypothesis for intervention studies that are aimed at controlling the emergence and spread of AMR.