WHO Collaborating Centre
The WHO Collaborating Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Containment at the Public Health Agency of Sweden supports WHO and its Member States in developing the strategic direction of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) containment, through integrated work on AMR with a 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 assists 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.