Antimicrobial Resistance - The Microbial Challenge - An Emerging Threat to Human Health

Antibiotic resistance is a global problem for all of us. Resistance leads to infections that cannot be easily treated with the current antibiotics. A global reduction of the resistance of harmful microbes to treatment such as antibiotics will lead to reduced health costs and saved lives. Research of the resistance in Europe is fragmented and few countries have specific programs dedicated to this field of research. To reach this goal, 23 countries have joined forces in the Joint Programme Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) to coordinate the research, in order to allow greater impact and avoid duplication. Only by bringing together industry, public health bodies and academic bodies to share experience and resources across scientific disciplines will we be able to create long term reduction of antimicrobial resistance in Europe.