AMR research given £13m share of new UK-India investment

A joint £13 million UK-India research programme to strengthen the global fight against anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is to be officially announced in New Delhi tomorrow (Nov 9), according to the Medical Research Council.

The programme will be unveiled during the inaugural meeting of the Research Councils UK-India Strategic Group on AMR, with advance notice of the development being revealed today as part of the India-UK Tech Summit held in New Delhi and attended by UK and Indian Prime Ministers, Theresa May and Narendra Modi.

The joint focus on helping to “address major global challenges” including AMR, is part of a series of UK/India research initiatives which will be worth up to £80 million in total.

“The joint research programmes announced today show the depth and breadth of the relationship that exists between the UK and India,” said UK Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Jo Johnson.

“They will increase our collective knowledge, improve the lives of ordinary citizens and help tackle some of the major infrastructure and environmental challenges that lie ahead. Research has to be international and collaborative in its focus because the problems we face do not recognise borders.”

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