The Netherlands is keen on finding a solution to the problem of antimicrobial resistance. With research ZonMw wants to contribute. Resistant micro-organisms do not respect any international borders and as globalisation and AMR increases we firmly believe international research efforts across borders should also.
International Ministerial AMR Conference 2019
On the 19th and 20th of June the 2019 International Ministerial AMR Conference took place in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. Following up on the 2014 conference, the 2019 edition will reflect on the progress of the global implementation of the Global Implementation Plan, the work of the Tripartite (WHO, FAO, OIE) to support its implementation, and the requirements needed to accelerate multi-sectoral collaboration in the upcoming years.
JPIAMR, of which ZonMw is member, took part in one of the breakout sessions on AMR partnerships and was present at the information market. In the breakout session, the global R&D AMR Hub, GARDP and panellists from WHO, JPIAMR and governments engaged in a forward-looking discussion to identify critical challenges and what actions are needed from various actors (governments, industry, academia, UN and civil society) in order to accelerate multi-sectoral collaboration to strengthen knowledge and evidence base.
As ZonMw endorses, Bruno Bruins (Minister of Health, Welfare, and Sport) recently confirmed that we as the Netherlands should keep playing an active role in the international collaboration to tackle to the global AMR problem.
Read our news item about the conference, and the report of the conference.