In 2017, the G20 heads of state and government took the decision to intensify global collaboration in the fight against AMR. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) then proposed plans for a Global Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development Hub – or Global AMR R&D Hub for short.
The Hub was launched on 22 May coinciding with the World Health Assembly in Geneva. The Hub aims to improve further the coordination of international efforts and initiatives to tackle AMR while further increasing investments into R&D for AMR.
The secretariat of the Global AMR R&D Hub will be based in Berlin, at the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF). The BMBF will provide up to 500 million euros over the next ten years towards research to combat antimicrobial resistance. JPIAMR has taken part of the consultation regarding their workplan.