Addressing antimicrobial resistance requires a global effort. It will be critical to develop the pipeline of talent to undertake research and pursue scientific discovery in the field in the years to come. It will also be essential to develop and implement effective policies with an informed public to better combat the threats brought about by the overuse and misuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents.
We are therefore developing a range early career mentoring opportunities and innovative educational programmes, including postgraduate degree courses in AMR and professional short courses for policymakers, industry actors and clinical practitioners.
We will also be undertaking wide-reaching engagement initiatives to raise public awareness, influence policy and direct action to help prevent the growing threat of drug resistant infections.