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Global health partnership to fight antimicrobial resistance

The National Institute for Health Research has launched a £8.2-million partnership to tackle antimicrobial resistance in lower and middle-income countries.

The AMR SORT IT programme will train practitioners in six developing countries so they can “bridge the gap between research and practice” and use antimicrobial resistance data to respond to drug-resistant infections, the NIHR said on 13 December. The initiative will start in January 2019 and run for three years.

For this initiative, the NIHR has teamed up with the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases. TDR is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. It is hosted at the World Health Organization and sponsored by the UN children’s programme Unicef, the UN Development Programme, the World Bank and the WHO.

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