The focus of the BARN+ project is antimicrobial resistance. The idea is to continue the BARN project and its actions to constrain the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
The emergence and spread of bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of the main threats to our health care. Multi-resistant bacteria pose a risk to people in the Baltic Sea region and in the world. Over 4 million patients in the European Union acquire health care associated infections every year, and at least half of the deaths caused by such infections are due to multi-resistant bacteria.
The experiences and results from the BARN project, also funded by the Swedish Institute, provide a strong foundation for cooperations between countries and universities in the Baltic Sea region. The BARN+ project wants to secure funding to continue the work of the previous project. To goal is to further spread knowledge and practices from the Baltic Sea region to the rest of Europe. The BARN+ project will focus on proposal writing and workshops together with the contacts of the existing network in the region.