Vision, Mission & Principles
ICARS is a platform for generating, assessing and using evidence to support the development and implementation of cost-effective and context-specific solutions to mitigate antimicrobial resistance in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
We envisage a world where drug-resistant infections no longer pose a threat to the health of humans and animals, the environment, global food security and economic prosperity.
To partner with low- and middle-income countries’ ministries and research institutions to co-develop and test cost-effective, context-specific AMR solutions with potential for scale-up across the One Health spectrum, building on National Action Plans, and informed by intervention and implementation research.
ICARS is now independent.
ICARS’ activities are designed to facilitate country leadership by engaging with and listening to local knowledge and experience. Our co-development process ensures AMR mitigation priorities are self-identified by country teams to address local and national needs, build on existing efforts, and feed into or build on existing National Action Plans.
As drug-resistant infections pose a threat to the health of humans and animals, the environment, global food security and economic prosperity, ICARS’ collaborative activities span the One Health spectrum and work to boost investments and efforts within and across sectors.
Partnerships strengthen our efforts and increase our impact. By working with national, regional and international partners, we champion a participatory, cross-disciplinary research approach that strives for alignment and collaboration across public, private, and philanthropic sectors, complementing and not duplicating existing efforts in the AMR space.
Moving away from one-sizefits-all approaches, ICARS focuses on producing context-specific, evidence-based, real-world solutions that are sustainably scalable into policies, programmes and practices while simultaneously identifying the barriers to and enablers of implementation of existing solutions. ICARS’ flexible approach combines immediate action with longterm vision.
To ensure that efforts have a life beyond ICARS engagement, we focus on cost-effective solutions that are technically and financially feasible, work in practice, and create long-term sustainable behaviour change. Through building capacity and capability among local teams, we increase opportunities for project expansion, scale-up and complementary initiatives.
Join our mission
To achieve sustainable change in LMICs, we invite other countries and foundations to join us as Funding or Mission Partner, for a truly international effort to mitigate antimicrobial resistance.
Please do not hesitate to contact our Team for further information.