GW4 AMR Alliance to become the UK’s leading ‘One Health’ AMR research consortium

GW4 AMR Alliance to become the UK’s leading ‘One Health’ AMR research consortium

  • 21/06/2021

AMR is a complex, multi-faceted problem that affects all of society and is driven by many interconnected factors. Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are found in people, animals, food, and the environment. Resistant bacteria can spread between people and animals, including from food of animal origin, and from person to person.

With antimicrobial resistance being one of the biggest emerging threats to human health, the GW4 AMR Alliance, a UK research consortium at the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, aims to tackle this global challenge with an interdisciplinary ‘One Health’ approach. ‘One Health’ has been widely recognised by national and international agencies including WHO as the essential approach to address the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance.

The mission of the GW4 AMR Alliance is to deliver world-leading research addressing key knowledge gaps within specific as well as global settings, transform strategies to tackle AMR using cross-institutional, synergistic, interdisciplinary research, and to cultivate an interdisciplinary research and training environment in which the next generation of AMR researchers will flourish.

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