Article published on AMR Insights on June 16, 2021
Society is facing a rise in the number of bacteria becoming resistant to existing antibiotics without a matching increase in new antibiotics or new treatments. As such, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) one of the greatest emerging threats to human health. The GW4 AMR Alliance, a One Health AMR research consortium at the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, aims to tackle this global challenge with an interdisciplinary ‘One Health’ approach and unparalleled expertise.
AMR is a complex problem that affects all of society and is driven by many interconnected factors. Antimicrobial-resistant-microbes are found in people, animals, food, and the environment (in water, soil and air). They can spread between people and animals, including from food of animal origin, and from person to person.
The mission of the GW4 AMR Alliance is:
- To deliver world-leading research addressing key knowledge gaps within specific as well as global settings.
- To transform strategies to tackle AMR using cross-institutional, synergistic, interdisciplinary research that maximises engagement, translation and impact.
- To cultivate a collaborative, interdisciplinary research and training environment in which the next generation of AMR researchers will flourish.
Further reading: GW4AMR