Life-saving antibiotics have revolutionized our society and economy. Previously deadly diseases have become routine illnesses, requiring little more than a brief treatment. These achievements are now at risk mainly because of the excessive or inappropriate use of antimicrobials. If we do not react on time, the combined resistance to multiple antibiotics might become the greatest world killer by 2050.
The One Health approach behind the project
One Health is a holistic multi-sectoral approach which recognises that human health, animal health and environment are interconnected. Diseases are transmitted from humans to animals and vice versa and must therefore be tackled in both.
EU-JAMRAI is a European Union Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Healthcare-Associated Infections (HCAI) that brings together 44 partners and more than 30 stakeholders. Our mission is to foster synergies among EU Member States by developing and implementing effective One Health policies to fight the rising threat of AMR and to reduce HCAI.
The importance of fighting AMR at European level
AMR does not recognise geographic borders and requires a coordinated global response. Strengthening national and international health security initiatives against the AMR challenge requires a common European approach.
What are EU-JAMRAI objectives?
The overarching objective of EU-JAMRAI is to support European Union Member States, develop and implement effective One Health policies to combat Antimicrobial Resistance and reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections. Through appropriate involvement of each group in the different planned actions, the Joint Action will strengthen existing public health policies both at national and European level and contribute to achieving the objectives of the WHO Global Action Plan on AMR, the Council Conclusions on AMR and the EU Action Plan on AMR.