The AMR Challenge

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: is your organization interested in joining the global effort to fight antimicrobial resistance?

Make a commitment. CDC will feature your commitment on this website, social media, and more. Email to learn more.

To participate in the AMR Challenge, submit a commitment in at least one of five commitment areas:

  • 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
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