Objective 5: Research and development

Objective Five of the National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Strategy is to develop a national research agenda. This will advance the discovery of new therapies and ways to prevent, detect and contain AMR.

Why is this important?

Research is essential to:

  • understand how to reduce antibiotic use
  • investigate alternatives to antibiotics
  • develop new antibiotics
  • develop new diagnostic technologies.

Research will also help us better understand how resistance develops and how resistant bacteria transfer between:

  • animals
  • the environment
  • food
  • people.

View the full details of Objective Five of the National AMR Strategy 2015–2019, including specific priority areas of action.

What are we doing?

Find out more about what partners from across Australia are doing to support Objective Five of the National AMR Strategy.

Share your activity or research project that supports Objective Five of the National AMR Strategy.

Last updated: 
31 October 2017