Join the AMR Challenge to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

The U.S. government’s Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge is a yearlong effort to accelerate the fight against antimicrobial resistance across the globe. The AMR Challenge is a way for governments, private industries, and non-governmental organizations worldwide to make formal commitments that further the progress against antimicrobial resistance. The challenge encourages a One Health approach, recognizing that the health of people is connected to the health and animals and the environment.

Challenge Dates

The AMR Challenge launches at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in September 2018. Organizations can make commitments beginning September 25, 2018 until September 2019. CDC will feature commitments throughout the year. At the 2019 UN General Assembly, antimicrobial resistance will continue to be a priority topic for world leaders.

Join the Challenge: Commitment Areas

Show your organization’s commitment to combating antimicrobial resistance by submitting an actionable commitment for change.

  • Tracking and data: Share data and improve data collection
  • Infection prevention and control: Reduce the spread of resistant germs
  • Antibiotic use: Improve appropriate antibiotic use, including ensuring access to these drugs
  • Environment and sanitation: Decrease antibiotics and resistance in the environment, including improving sanitation
  • Vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics: Invest in development and improved access

Kick-off Event Livestream

Watch the kick-off event livestream on Sept. 25th at 7:00 p.m. EST: Follow along on social media with #GlobalAMRChallenge.

To join the challenge, download and complete this commitment form and send to Sarah Jones at To learn more, email

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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