The OUTBREAK strategy

Learn more about our mission to tackle AMR

Our strategy

The experts behind OUTBREAK are dedicated to generating trusted information on antibiotic-resistance in Australia. We are focussed on the evolution and spread of antibiotic resistance in hospitals and communities, as well as in animals and the environment (One Health).

Our vision

A world where antibiotics are available and effective.

Our point of difference

We connect experts from a range of disciplines and organisations who together are uniquely-skilled to generate trusted and scientifically-defensible insights on drug-resistance through the collection and use of diverse data sets.

Our goal

To reduce the impact of drug-resistance.

Our mission

To build a world-first AI-powered One Health AMR knowledge engine – generating and integrating data from people, plants, animals and the environment – to address the location-specific and person-specific threat of an antibiotic-resistant infection now and for generations to come. 

Our purpose

To improve health outcomes – and save lives – by tracking, tracing and tackling antibiotic-resistant infections.

Our strategic focus

Tracing and tracking antimicrobial resistance

We are committed to:

  • Developing a network of sampling sites across the One Health spectrum
  • Building new genomic pipelines to capture how drug resistance moves between bacteria
  • Accessing and linking individual and geographical health and medicines data
  • Constructing a geospatial mapping platform
  • Designing a ‘knowledge engine’ that uses data to inference the risk of drug resistance.

Tackling antimicrobial resistance

We aim to:

  • Create products that influence the way we use antibiotics and contain infections
  • Inform new policies that support the appropriate use of new and existing antibiotics and alternative treatments
  • Reinforce the need for a One Health approach to address the issues of AMR
  • Connect economic benefits to a change in policies or procedures.
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