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That there is a need for collaboration in the field of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is becoming more and more evident. For example, at the launch of the Antimicrobial Research Collaborative – a multidisciplinary project at Imperial College London, UK– the UK’s chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies said ‘not enough’ is being done to prevent drug-resistant infections spreading through hospitals. Leading researchers at the event called for greater collaboration to tackle AMR. This reflects that the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR)’s approach is what is needed.
Dame Sally Davies also emphasised, when she spoke at the JPIAMR-MRC-SINet transmission dynamics workshop, that the challenge of AMR is too large for any one nation to tackle alone but that we need initiatives like the JPIAMR. Collaboration which maximises on existing research resources and expertise will allow us to tackle AMR from a One Health approach. In addition, joining forces across national borders and under one strategic research agenda will allow focused actions in areas of unmet needs.
The JPIAMR is working hard to be successful. In this issue you can read about some of the calls and workshops we are organising. These are steps towards taking the fight against AMR from discussion to action.