Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR)

Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR)

TATFAR was created to address the urgent threat of antimicrobial resistance through collaboration.

Strengthening Domestic & Global Efforts

TATFAR is a multilateral group made up of antimicrobial resistance experts from government agencies within Canada, the European Union, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.

The Taskforce’s work is guided by four key areas:

  • Appropriate antibiotic and antifungal use in human and veterinary medicine
  • Surveillance and prevention of AMR
  • Strategies to improve financial incentives, access, research, and development of antimicrobial drugs, diagnostics, and alternatives
  • Cross-cutting actions to improve awareness and disseminate information from TATFAR

TATFAR Purpose

TATFAR was created in 2009 to address the urgent threat of antimicrobial resistance and improve cooperation between the U.S. and the European Union.

CDC currently serves as the secretariat for TATFAR, providing administrative support and maintaining the website for the Taskforce.

TATFAR is a Unique Collaboration

Collaboration across government agencies enhances synergy and communication, leading to strengthened domestic and global efforts. For example, collaboration leads to:

  • Increased information exchange to improve understanding of AMR internationally
  • Understanding best practices and putting international discovery into practice
  • Development of peer relationships

The synergy shared between members is invaluable and has resulted in practical applications for laboratories, healthcare settings, and communities worldwide.