Shannon Majowicz awarded grant on antimicrobial resistance

Friday, November 17, 2017

Shannon Majowicz, member of the WCMR and professor in the school of

Shannon Majowicz

Public Health and Public Health Systems, has been awarded funding within the 5th Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR).

Majowicz is part of an international 'Resilience' consortium studying the ability of systems to respond to surprise while maintaining vital functions. These attributes are important for health systems in the context of rising global risks such as emerging infectious diseases and growing antimicrobial resistance.

The Resilience consortium will focus on resistant bacteria, Enterobacteriaceae and MRSA, in selected high-income and lower-middle income countries. Results of this research will inform future management policy to better limit antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance across animal and human health.