South Korea New Member of JPIAMR

JPIAMR Evolves as Global Collaborative Platform on Antimicrobial Resistance.

On February 26, 2018, South Korea was accepted as full member of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR). Now, 27 countries are members of the global collaborative platform and engaged in the mission to harness antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

“AMR is a serious social issue in Korea. Hospitals, farms and fisheries are all under siege. While much investment is being made domestically, our scientists and policy makers also realize the need for global cooperation in fighting AMR. We at the National Research Foundation of Korea thus regard joining JPIAMR a momentous event. We look forward to sharing knowledge and experience of all participating nations and contributing to this must-win struggle”, says Jaesang Kim, National Research Foundation of South Korea.

”Antimicrobial Resistance is a global threat today that must be acted on with a one health approach and seamless global collaboration. We are delighted to expand the platform to include South Korea as a full member of JPIAMR”, says Carlos Segovia, Chair of the JPIAMR Management Board.

Several key organisations and reports point to JPIAMR as an initiative to support. JPIAMR continues to grow with countries that choose to come together as members; sharing resources, strategic research agendas, funding and more. An increasing number of countries want to be part of transnational research calls. South Koreas membership shows that JPIAMR is a trusted platform for countries that share the mission to harness AMR on a global scale.

JPIAMR coordinates research programmes, funding and supports collaborative action for filling knowledge gaps on AMR with a one health approach. Today, more than half of G20 nations are members of JPIAMR. More than 300 research groups have received funding from JPIAMR. Since its launch in 2011, JPIAMR has coordinated an overall budget of 65 million Euros. The JPIAMR Secretariat is hosted by the Swedish Research Council.

Please download press release here: Press Release_South Korea joins JPIAMR as full member 180226_FINAL

For media inquiries, please contact:

Mr. Anders Bjers

Communications Officer JPIAMR


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India, South Africa and Egypt are New Members of JPIAMR

JPIAMR Becomes Global Collaborative Platform on Antimicrobial Resistance

On 29 June 2017, India, South Africa and Egypt was accepted as a new members of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR). Now 26 countries are members of the global collaborative platform and involved in the mission to curb antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

” Antimicrobial Resistance is a serious threat that must be acted on globally, and we are delighted to expand the collaborative platform to include India, South Africa and Egypt” said Carlos Segovia, Chair of the JPIAMR Management Board. “Having India as a member means that the world’s second largest country acknowledges JPIAMR as a key platform for harnessing antimicrobial resistance. With South Africa and Egypt as active members participating in calls, that shows they too believe in JPIAMR as a unique global platform that truly advances AMR research and results. We welcome their capacities and capabilities to further strengthen and define the common Strategic Research Agenda that members of JPIAMR develop. Now we all work together”, concludes Segovia.

The new EC Action Plan on AMR outlines JPIAMR as a key mechanism for global collaboration, coordinating calls and for aligning a strategic research agenda to tackle AMR. Now JPIAMR is a global platform were countries come together as members because they trust the organisation. Member countries wants to be part of multilateral calls and there is no other platform on AMR, in the world.

For more information, please contact the JPIAMR secretariat at the Swedish Research Council in Stockholm.

Download: Press Release JPIAMR New Members to Global Platform on AMR 170629.

Point of contact for media inquiries:

Mr. Anders Bjers, Communications Manager JPIAMR


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20 Transnational Research Projects enters next step of fifth Call

Now twenty transnational research projects are invited to submit full applications within the JPIAMRs fifth Joint Call on Prevention and Intervention Strategies to control AMR infections.

Earlier this year the JPIAMR announced its fifth joint call on “Prevention and Intervention Strategies to control AMR infections”. As the deadline for submitting a pre-proposal passed on March 21st, 53 transnational consortia had submitted applications. After evaluation by a panel of international reviewers, twenty of the projects have been invited to submit a full application. The deadline for the full application is on July 4th. For more information, please visit the call page.

Facts about the fifth joint call:

The JPIAMR, in partnership with fifteen countries: Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, launched a fifth joint call for transnational research Projects.

The call targets research in the following topic:

Comparison of prevention, control and intervention strategies for AMR infections through multidisciplinary studies, including One Health approaches.