Antibiotic resistance readily spreads across national borders as well as between bacteria infecting humans and animals. Containment of antibiotic resistance in Sweden is characterised by long-term, structured measures as well as collaborations on local, national and international levels involving many disciplines and sectors. Co-operation between countries, between veterinary and human medicine, as well as involvement of the environmental sector open up for new opportunities for sustainable change.

The Public Health Agency of Sweden and its Unit for Antibiotics and Infection Control has an international focus, in line with the Swedish strategy to combat antibiotic resistance. We have established bilateral collaborations with a number of countries and national agencies within the areas of antibiotic resistance and infection prevention and control. We also have multilateral collaborations with European and international organisations, such as The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and the independent Network ReAct.

Swedish Strategy to combat antibiotic resistance- English version

Read or download Swedish work on containment of antibiotic resistance (2014).

Ongoing collaborations

Global initiatives for surveillance of antimicrobial resistance

IMPACT - a Sino-Swedish collaboration to combat antibiotic resistance

NDPHS Antimicrobial Resistance Expert Group (AMR-EG)

BARN - an expert network operating in the Baltic Sea region

EU-JAMRAI - a European Joint Action on antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infection

European genomic surveillance of carbapenem and colistin resistant Enterobacteriaceae (EurGenCCRE)