The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Updated 18 February 2020

Swedish work against antibiotic resistance – a one health approach

In Sweden, levels of antibiotic use and resistance are among the lowest in the European countries. Read more in the brochure describing Swedish work against antibiotic resistance from a one-health perspective.

Antibiotic resistance is a globally increasing problem that threatens both human and animal health. In Sweden, levels of antibiotic use and resistance are among the lowest in the European countries, both in the human and the animal sectors. Early awareness and long-term interdisciplinary and intersectoral actions are important reasons for this relatively favourable situation.

Read more in the brochure describing Swedish work against antibiotic resistance from a one-health perspective, available to download from the Swedish Board of Agriculture.

The brochure is published by the agencies and organisations within the intersectoral coordinating mechanism, ICM. The ICM engages 25 governmental agencies and organisations working in human health, animal health, food, environment, research, development, trade and civil contingency planning and it is jointly run by the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Swedish Board of Agriculture.