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Review from the JPIAMR SRIA fungal resistance group published in Nature Reviews Microbiology

JPIAMR is pleased to share the following review that was published in Nature Reviews Microbiology: Tackling the emerging threat of antifungal resistance to human health. The review was written by the expert group on antifungals that led the broadening on the JPIAMR Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda in 2021.

“Our review articulates the neglected aspect of antifungal resistance, and outlines where attention is needed to address this burgeoning problem. In particular, One-Health drivers require specific policy-led attention as it is here that agricultural practice conflicts with public health necessities – we hope that our article will focus attention on these increasingly urgent issues.” – Mat Fisher, Imperial College London, UK

The JPIAMR Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda was broadened in 2021 to include antifungal priorities for research and innovation.

“The article marks an important change in the JPIAMR Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, which now incorporates antifungal resistance in its research goals. Fungal resistance proposals are eligible for funding in current and future calls, thereby enabling the international scientific community to address increasing challenges regarding the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of antifungal resistance.” – Paul E. Verweij, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, the Netherlands