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Task force to combat antimicrobial resistance


Joint U.S.-EU Thematic task force/working group




The joint EU-US task force will cooperate on issues concerning rational use of antimicrobials and hygiene in health care. It will attempt to find incentives to kick-start research and development of new antimicrobials. The task force will also look at the use of antimicrobials in the animal sector.
Within these areas, the task force will produce an action plan containing activities that provide added value at global level. It will also monitor activities through regular progress reports.

Participating Countries

All EU Member States and United States.


Richard Whitley, MD, FIDSA, president of IDSA ;Javier Garau, MD, president of (ESCMID) and Shelley A. Hearne, managing director of the Pew Health Group

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BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.