The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Updated 29 June 2018

EU-JAMRAI – a European Joint Action on antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections

The 3-year European Union (EU) project aims at strengthening and consolidating the work in the 28 EU Member States (MS) to contain antibiotic resistance and reduce health care associated infections, supporting a range of activities led by MS institutions.

JAMRAI is a collaborative project running from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2020. It is funded by partners and the Health Programme of EU. The project is divided into nine different work packages. The overall objective is to support EU Member States develop and implement effective One Health policies to combat AMR and to reduce healthcare-associated infections under the motto "Europe fostering synergies to keep antibiotics working".

Public Health Agency of Sweden leads one of the work packages with the goal to implement evidence based guidelines on catheter associated urinary tract infections using the established implementation model "Breakthrough Series Model for Improvement". This work is done in collaboration with Uppsala University Hospital.

Participating countries are Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Slovenia and Sweden. The aim is also to promote implementation of similar working routines in non-EU countries in Europe, and currently Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are collaborating partners.

The Public Health Agency of Sweden is also participating in work packages on the Implementation of One Health national strategies and action plans for AMR and appropriate use of antimicrobials in humans and animals.

The EU JAMRAI website

Participants ant JAMRAI kick-off meeting
JAMRAI kick-off meeting (photo: Ministères Sociaux/DICOM/Jacky d. FRENOY)
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