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UK and China to Establish New AMR Research and Innovation Collaboration

Today, during the 2016 UK-China High Level People-to-People Dialogue, the United Kingdom (UK) Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, and Chinese Science and Technology Minister, Wang Zhigang, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a new UK-China Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Innovation Collaboration. This Memorandum is the first step towards the establishment of a new Global AMR Innovation Fund. The UK plans to provide up to £10 million between 2018 and 2020 towards joint projects led by UK and Chinese researchers, academics and businesses on the basis of match-funding from the Chinese government and from businesses.

The scope and research priorities for this collaboration will be determined jointly by experts appointed by the UK and by China in 2017 and fund will be formally launched before the summer 2017.

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