The JPIAMR initiative (Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance) was launched in 2011 with the aim of creating an international platform and coordinating national and international research programmes focused on combating growing bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents. The Czech Republic joined this initiative in 2017.
In the 9th call of this initiative, an international team with Czech representation succeeded with a project entitled “Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance by TARGEted Treatment of Pneumonia in Children (acronym TARGET)“. The coordinator of the project is Assoc. Prof. Marien De Jonge (Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands) and the Czech principal investigator is Assoc. Prof. Markéta Martínková (Faculty of Science, Charles University). From 1st March 2020, the entire team will have three years to work on the development of a new strategy to fight the antibiotic resistance of pathogenic bacteria.
Today Marketa talked about the project in the Czech Television – interviews starts at time 9:30 (a 24-hour news channel in Czech language ČT24, owned and operated by Czech Television).