EurHealth-1Health – Euregional Prevention Against Antibiotic Resistance and Infections

The ''EurHealth-1Health – Euregional Prevention Against Antibiotic Resistance and Infections'' project focuses on one of the greatest challenges facing the healthcare sector today: combating life-threatening infections caused by multidrug-resistant microorganisms.
Efforts must be targeted emphatically towards the occurrence of antibiotic resistance. This is only possible with the use of an integrated ''1Health'' concept, as the health of people and animals is directly linked to one another and influenced by the envoronment. In particular, with infectious diseases, it has become clear that there is a direct relationship between the health of people and animals. After all, problems with the same multidrug-resistant microorganisms and their respective antibiotic resistance occur in both human and animal populations. The use of antibiotics in people and animals leads to emissions of antibiotics and the potential reservoir of antibiotic resistance in sewage systems ans surface water. Collaborations across borders and sectors is therefore essential.
The goverments of Lower Saxony, North RhineWestphalia and the Netherlands have also recognised this problem and all three emphasise the importance of dealing with the issue. These regions are working towards the prevention of antibiotic resistance and preventing infections by multidrug-resistant microorganisms, with focusingon intersectoral collaboration as part of different cross-border 1Health initiatives. 
Human and veterinary medicine experts are combining their expertise in this project in both coutries, promoting cross-sector education and training and together working towards maintaining and improving public health.

 

Partners

Project period: 1 April 2016 - 30 March 2020
Project budget: 4.810.000 euro
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Alex W. Friedrich
Lead partner: University Medical Center Groningen (NL)
Contact: Dr. Corinna Glasner, c.glasner@umcg.nl
http://www.eurhealth-1health.eu