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.

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