WHO Collaborating Centre
The WHO Collaborating Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Containment supports WHO and its Member States in the development of the strategic direction of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) containment, by supporting integrated work on AMR with focus on surveillance. To further leverage its activities and promote international coordination, the Collaborating Centre is a member of the WHO AMR Surveillance and Quality Assessment Collaborating Centre Network.
The Collaborating Centre will support countries in building capacity for AMR containment, including national surveillance to estimate the burden and to prioritize and evaluate interventions. A key objective is to implement the Global AMR Surveillance System (GLASS) to promote harmonization in the collection, analysis and sharing of AMR data. This work is in alignment with the Global Action Plan against AMR that was adopted by the WHO member states at the 2015 World Health Assembly, and is an important step for the global work on fighting antimicrobial resistance.
The Collaborating Centre is coordinated by Dr Malin Grape, Head of unit, and Dr Sonja Löfmark, microbiologist and analyst, at the Unit for Antibiotics and Infection Control, Public Health Agency of Sweden.