2023 President’s Annual Report
Combatting global antimicrobial resistance 
Right the Future

York research team awarded $8.7 million to advance global health policymaking  

In October 2022, the Global Strategy Lab at York University was awarded $8.7 million from the Wellcome Trust to establish the AMR Policy Accelerator, an initiative that will bridge the gap between science and policy in addressing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) worldwide.  

The Global Strategy Lab, which operates at York University and the University of Ottawa, advises world governments and public health organizations on designing laws, policies and institutions that address global health threats for a healthier world. In line with this goal, the AMR Policy Accelerator will conduct rigorous interdisciplinary research, develop practical resources and offer tailored advisory services to governments, public health institutions and decision-makers to ensure sustainable, effective, and equitable antimicrobial use for all. 

Leading the initiative are York Professors Steven J. Hoffman and Susan Rogers Van Katwyk, with the assistance of prominent researchers: Professors Mathieu Poirier, Adrian Viens, Tarra Penny from York University, and Professor Patrick Fafard from the University of Ottawa.