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.