Christian Brun-Buisson, Ministerial delegate on AMR - French Ministry of Health, presented EU-JAMRAI during the One Health Network meeting on 5 February 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.
With antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on the rise in the EU, it is vital to ensure that lessons learnt from successful strategies are made accessible to all Member States. To deal with the cross-border health threat of AMR, it is crucial to identify and share best practices and policies, so that a lack of action in one region or sector does not undermine progress made in others. To assist with and accelerate this collaboration, in early 2017 the Commission set up an AMR One Health network of government experts from the human health, animal health, and environmental sectors, as well as the EU scientific agencies working in the human and animal health sectors (ECDC, EMA, and EFSA).
Within the AMR One Health network, its members work towards facilitating mutual learning, sharing innovative ideas, building consensus, comparing progress made in key areas and, where necessary, accelerating national efforts to tackle AMR.