Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance

AMR Dx Global

Network coordinator: Till Bachmann, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Summary of the Network

AMR Dx Global is a transnational, multi-sectorial, multi-stakeholder and interdisciplinary Network focused on rapid diagnostics training and capacity building to tackle the global threat of antimicrobial resistance with a One Health approach. The Network is coordinated by the University of Edinburgh and brings together partners from 18 countries including international organisations like WHO, FIND, AMREF and ICAN. AMR Dx Global will develop a Strategic Action Plan on training to support the formation of the JPIAMR-VRI and focus on Diagnostics as one of the six priority topics of the JPIAMR Strategic Research Agenda. AMR Dx Global evolved from the successful JPIAMR Working Group AMR-RDT, which identified barriers to development, implementation and use of rapid diagnostics to tackle AMR. AMR Dx Global will run a twelve-month programme including two major face to face meetings and structured data collection on existing strategies, needs and gaps in AMR diagnostics training and capacity building.

AMR Dx Global Survey

In November 2019 AMR DX Global published a survey about the current state of training, teaching and awareness in AMR diagnostics. The main aim of this survey is to get a better understanding of the current and future needs, availability and gaps of AMR diagnostics training to a wide variety of stakeholders such as patients, healthcare workers, farmers, legislators, and innovators. As AMR concerns us all, the network accepts input from any type of stakeholder. This survey will help shape the input into the future VRI offerings.

The survey is open until 29 February 2020 and is completely anonymous. AMR Dx Global does not track your visit to the survey website. Join the survey AMR Diagnostics-Teaching and Training (link, opens in a new window)

AMR Diagnostics Teaching & Training Resource

The AMR DX Global mapping of teaching and training resources globally includes online (such as MOOCs, webinars, etc.) and offline resources such as (classes, workshops, conferences, etc.). The resulting database will feed into the future activities of the JPIAMR VRI.

If you like to join the family and promote an AMR diagnostics teaching & training resource you are involved with, you can use the following form: AMR Diagnostics Teaching & Training Resource – Self Registration (link, opens in a new window)


Network composition

Expected outputs of the Network

  • Strategic Action Plan on training for diagnostics
  • Face-to-face meetings (2) 1st meeting in Brussels in March 2019; Final meeting July 2020
  • Structure data collection
  • Blueprint for the JPIAMR-VRI Virtual School of Diagnostics
  • Final grant report


JPIAMR priority topics: Surveillance, Diagnostics, Therapeutics