AMR Dx Global is a transnational, multi-sectorial, multi-stakeholder and interdisciplinary network focussed 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 Edinburg 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. The findings of AMR-RDT has been published in Nature Reviews Microbiology and Lancet Infectious Diseases for publication. As before, AMR Dx Global has assembled an outstanding group of experts selected to match the scope of the JPIAMR VRI.
The new network provides exceptional access to and input from the leading national and international institutions, networks and activities in the field, which amplifies its immediate reach. Most importantly, the extensive coverage of existing global, international and national initiatives relevant to AMR, diagnostics, training, teaching and capacity building constitutes an exceptional opportunity for JPIAMR-VRI to receive input to its strategy and mitigate the risk of duplication amongst the many emerging transnational initiatives on AMR.
AMR Dx Global will run a twelve-month programme including two major meetings and structured data collection on existing strategies, needs and gaps in AMR diagnostics training and capacity building to develop the Strategic Action Plan on training for Diagnostics. The framework for AMR Dx Global and its ultimate vision is the set-up of a JPIAMR Virtual School of Diagnostics as part of the JPIAMR-VRI. Such Virtual School would create world-leading opportunity to connect the global AMR diagnostics community and stakeholders with the next generation of AMR scientists and turn the challenge of AMR into an opportunity for the next generation of researchers and the sustainable development goals.
- Till Bachmann, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Coordinator)
This network includes 42 partners, please click on the following link to see complete network composition: Network composition AMR Dx Global
Diagnostics is one of the most important tools to tackle the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR Dx Global is an international network with partners in 15 countries funded by the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) as part of the emerging Virtual Research Institute (VRI) and coordinated by University of Edinburgh.
The network addresses the needs for teaching and training in relation to AMR diagnostics from a One Health perspective. The network conducted stakeholder mapping, content and delivery roadmapping as well as a demand survey for teaching and training on AMR diagnostics which includes for any type of diagnostics or test to provide information in the wider context of antibiotics, antibacterial resistance or infection such as tests for bacteria, antibiotic resistance genes, antibiotic susceptibilities, infection biomarkers, or antibiotic residues. The AMR Dx provides input into the formation of the JPIAMR VRI and recommends a strong presence of AMR diagnostics in the emerging platform.