The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Updated 1 March 2021

The 3-year European Union Joint Action on strengthening and consolidating the work to contain antibiotic resistance and reduce health care associated infections

EU-JAMRAI was a collaborative project running from September 2017 to February 2021, funded by partners and the EU Health Programme. The overall objective was to support EU Member States develop and implement effective One Health policies to combat AMR and to reduce healthcare-associated infections.

The project supported a range of activities, led by MS institutions, contributing to prioritizing and implementing research and innovation for public health needs, improving healthcare systems’ infection control capacity and inappropriate use of antimicrobials in humans and animals.

The Public Health Agency of Sweden led one of the work packages, where the goal was to implement guidelines on catheter associated urinary tract infections using a model, The Breakthrough Series Model for Improvement for structured implementation. Participating countries were Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Slovenia and Sweden. The aim of the project was also to promote implementation of similar working routines in non-EU countries in Europe, with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine as collaborating partners. This part of the work was funded by the Swedish Institute.

The Public Health Agency of Sweden was also participating in the work packages on:

Antibiotic resistance symbol promotion video (2’)

The Antibiotic Resistance Symbol is designed by David Ljungberg, a Swedish Product Designer and Art Director. It represents the global threat of antibiotic resistance, a challenge that can only be tackled collectively.