UK government commits over £30 million of funding to tackle antimicrobial resistance
The UK government has announced that it will be committing over £30 million of funding and will continue to lead the global fight against antimicrobial resistance. The funding will be delivered via four new projects as part of the Global AMR Innovation Fund (GAMRIF).
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) happens when microbes including bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites no longer respond to the drugs (including antibiotics) which would normally kill them. This leaves us powerless to treat what are normally routine infections.
The UK government's Global AMR Innovation Fund is providing seed funding for innovative research and development to tackle the growing threat of AMR globally. This funding will be targeted in low and middle income countries (LMICs) where the burden is greatest and is crucial for the health and economic prosperity of the world's poorest.