Grand challenges

CEIDR has both generic and specific capabilities. Strategic focus is provided by six grand challenges that are profound and persistent health and societal problems linked to premature loss of life, excessive healthcare costs and impediments to the functioning of society.

Liverpool City Region has some of the worst healthcare outcomes and inequalities in the UK. Infection and AMR represent leading causes of illness and death for patients with many illnesses including obesity, cardiorespiratory disease and cancer. Better treatments for infections represents one of the most direct ways to improve healthcare outcomes in the short term.

Better outcomes for neonatal and maternal sepsis

Better outcomes for neonatal and maternal sepsis

Despite being highly preventable, neonatal and maternal sepsis is a major cause of death and morbidity for pregnant or recently pregnant women and their babies around the world.

Reduced broad spectrum antimicrobial usage

Reduced broad-spectrum antimicrobial usage

We are using innovative approaches to preserve the clinical effectiveness of antimicrobial agents.

Better outcomes for pneumonia and complex lung infection

Better outcomes for pneumonia and complex lung infection

CEIDR has world-leading expertise for the prevention and treatment of pneumonia and complex lung diseases such as bronchiectasis and tuberculosis.

Better outcomes for brain infections

Better outcomes for brain infections

Brain infections are a major cause of illness and death globally. Liverpool’s outstanding reputation in brain infections research improves outcomes in these complex illnesses.

New approaches to sepsis management including infections caused by AMR

New approaches to sepsis management including infections caused by AMR

CEIDR has extensive capabilities to diagnose and treat sepsis, including infections caused by drug-resistant microbes.

Novel solutions for emerging infectious diseases

Novel solutions for emerging infectious diseases

New threats from infectious diseases and AMR are emerging all of the time.