The report describes Sweden’s work on containment of antibiotic resistance, characterised by long-term, structured measures and collaborations on local, national and international levels of many disciplines and sectors. The ambition is that the report or chosen chapters and examples can be seen and used as a “tool-box” and give inspiration to other organisations and countries that want to develop or further strengthen their work on rational antibiotic use and resistance surveillance within human medicine.

The report has been produced within a collaboration project between the Indian National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Public Health Agency of Sweden as a part of the countries’ work for rational antibiotic use and improved surveillance of antibiotic resistance. The project has been financed by Sida.