JPIAMR funded networks in joint workshop

The research networks ARCH and GAP-ONE will have a joint workshop in Verona, Italy, on October 24-25th, 2019.

The joint workshop gathers members of the two networks for development of the “Bridge the Gap: Survey to Treat” white paper series. This workshop brings together experts from 19 nations who will work towards a One Health approach to bridge the gap between antibiotic resistance surveillance, stewardship and policy. The networks were funded by JPIAMR in two separate calls; the 2018 Network Call on Surveillance and the JPIAMR-VRI Network Call 2018.

Please find the preliminary agenda and more information here.

Report: Regional AMR Workshop in Latin America

On June 5-7, 2019, the regional JPIAMR workshop Experiences and Areas of Interest for Strengthening Antimicrobial Resistance Networks was held at the Science Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The workshop had excellent results in terms of attendance, subjects covered and impact on national, regional and global AMR networks and groups.

Next steps and activities:

  • Information sessions (INFODAYS) will be held throughout the year for researchers and other stakeholders about JPIAMR and H2020 calls on this subject that are open to third countries.
  • In line with the conversations held between producers and other AMR players, further joint meetings and activities will be held to identify the problems faced by everyone on this issue.
  • Participation in all AMR dissemination and awareness activities through the available internal and external channels. Likewise, world awareness days, such as the World Microbiome Day on 27 June, will be taken advantage of by publishing posts and articles on AMR.
  • Joint activities with other areas of government will be planned, to present AMR efforts in dissemination fairs with great geographic coverage, such as TECNÓPOLIS and TECNÓPOLIS FEDERAL, and other activities achieved through the Linkage area.

Download the full report: Regional Seminar Report – Experiences and Areas of Interest for Strengthening Antimicrobial Resistance Networks (pdf, 1 MB, opens in a new window).

Three JPIs join forces for international showcase in Stockholm

JPIAMR, Water JPI and JPI Oceans, along with the Swedish Research Council and Formas, are gathering experts to discuss the area of emerging contaminants and pathogens; with one prime example being antibiotic resistant bacteria and their serious risk to our freshwater and marine ecosystems.

Title: Challenges of Contaminants of Emerging Concerns, including Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

When: August 28; 16:00-17:30

Where: Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, Sweden

Have a look at the showcase programme, register, and follow the official #WWWAMR!

Come see JPIAMR at FEMS 2019

Members of JPIAMR will attend FEMS 2019 from July 7-11 in Glasgow, Scotland. If attending as well, please stop by our poster on the JPIAMR Virtual Research Institute.

This poster describes how JPIAMR uses the Strategic Research and Innovation agenda to outline different joint actions, with a focus on the JPIAMR- Virtual Research Institute. Come and talk to us to find out more!

When: Tuesday July 9; 17.00-19.00

Poster Session: Education / Professional Development / Policies

Poster number: PT138

EU Commissioner urges countries to join JPIAMR

In a speech on June 20, at the Second Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance in The Netherlands, Vytenis Andriukaitis, the Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, reaffirmed his positive view of JPIAMR by saying: “Collaboration is an essential part of any successful research programme. So, I am particularly proud of the Joint Programming Initiative on antimicrobial resistance, which pools the national research efforts of 27 countries on 5 continents and covers the full One Health spectrum.”

Also, in his speech, Commissioner Andriukaitis urged Ministers present and their countries to join JPIAMR: ”This Initiative grows stronger with every new member, so we need more countries and more investment. The Virtual Research Institute under the Joint Programming Initiative on AMR (JPIAMR) will create a platform to increase coordination, improve visibility, and facilitate knowledge exchange and capacity development as well as the use of scientific evidence.
Ministers, join us in this work!”

JPIAMR at the Second Ministerial Conference on AMR

On 19-20 June 2019, JPIAMR will participate in the Second Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance, Accelerating Ambitions for Future Health in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The focus of the conference will be international and multi-sectoral cooperation within the framework of the One Health approach. The program can be seen here.

JPIAMR will take part in a panel discussion in a break-out session entitled Addressing AMR to deliver the SDGs – strengthen knowledge and evidence base and hold an information stand for participants to provide information on the JPIAMR activities.

JPIAMR Regional Workshop on AMR in Argentina

JPIAMR Regional Workshop, Experiences and Areas of Interest for Strengthening Antimicrobial Resistance Networks, 5-7 June 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The main focus of this workshop is to follow up the results achieved at the regional workshop held in October 2017 in Santiago de Chile emphasizing the presentation of specific regional initiatives and networks.

Antibiotic Resistance is a pressing problem worldwide and – as it affects both human & animal health and the environment at the same time – the organizations that attended this seminar mostly address it by applying the “ONE HEALTH” approach. Accordingly, experts from each area involved and specialists from a number of South American countries were asked to participate to ensure a broad view of the regional situation and to share challenges, experiences and lessons learned and understand the strengths of the region. The researchers’ viewpoint was also taken into account, without neglecting the work of those who implement health plans and government regulators. Food producers were also considered and enriched the dialogue with the government bodies, supervisory agencies and private sector players.

Main issues discussed

  • To present the AMR status in Argentina and the region based on the “One Health” approach to exchange experiences and detect challenges currently prevailing in the region.
  • To provide a space to generate exchanges between research groups, leading health institutions, regulators, productive sector, consumers, among others.
  • The goals of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance – JPIAMR – and international financing opportunities will also be presented.

Download the full workshop agenda (pdf, 0,4 MB, opens in a new window)

Download the workshop report (pdf, 1 MB, opens in a new window)

JPIAMR at Global AMR R&D Hub workshop

On May 28 in Geneva, JPIAMR participated at the Global AMR R&D Hub workshop on “AMR R&D investments”. The objective was to identify and discuss opportunities for investments and new and innovative financing mechanisms for AMR R&D using a global One Health approach. It aimed at providing recommendations on how the Global AMR R&D Hub can support those activities. JPIAMR’s Laura Marin presented in one of the sessions about AMR investments and the JPIAMR AMR Research Funding Dashboard.

Download the workshop report (pdf, opens in a new window)

Download the workshop program (pdf, opens in a new window)

Swedish Government confirms support of JPIAMR

Today the Swedish Government confirmed its broad commitment to act against the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance by supporting research and the JPIAMR. The Government also announced that Sida, the Swedish Development Agency, will provide up to 3.2 M EUR in research funding to the JPIAMR for the years 2020-2022.

The announcement is made in an op-ed in the Swedish weekly newspaper Dagens Medicin by the four ministers: Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Matilda Ernkrans, Minister for Higher Education and Research, Jennie Nilsson, Minister for Rural Affairs and Peter Eriksson, Minister for International Development Cooperation.  The announcement has been made as countries convene for WHO’s World Health Assembly in Geneva today.

The ministers also state that Sweden will take a leading role and are calling on countries, the UN and the EU to increase its engagement to curb AMR. 

AMR One-Health Network meets in Brussels

JPIAMRs Laura Marin participates in the meeting on March 12, and presents AMR research-related activities.

The bi-annual EU AMR One-Health Network meetings provides a platform for members to present national action plans/activities, share best practices, discuss policy options and enhance coordination. For the first time, NGOs active in the area are invited, such as: the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and the Council of European Dentists (CED) presents an initiative on One Health in undergraduate education.