CDC Establishes Global Networks on Antimicrobial Resistance and Infectious Diseases

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week announced it has awarded $22 million to nearly 30 organizations globally to combat antimicrobial resistance (AR) and other health care threats through the establishment of two new networks – the Global Action in Healthcare Network (GAIHN) and the Global AR Laboratory & Response Network (Global AR Lab & response Network).

These networks, paired with additional short-term research projects, are anticipated to span more than 50 countries worldwide and build programs focused on preventing infections in health care through proven infection control, build laboratory capacity to detect AR organisms in healthcare, the community, and the environment, and develop new and innovative ways to detect and respond to threats like AR and COVID-19 more rapidly.

The work builds upon successful U.S. efforts launched through CDC’s AR Solutions Initiative since 2016 and will complement ongoing, effective global work underway by CDC and public health partners worldwide.

Additional information is available here.