The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Updated 26 February 2021

IMPACT – a Sino-Swedish collaboration to combat antibiotic resistance

The IMPACT project addresses factors that contribute to the development and spread of antibiotic resistance within a geographically defined area in China. The project has a holistic approach and recent technical advances within molecular biology permit new questions to be asked.


Anette Hulth
Phone: +46 10 205 23 95

The Sino-Swedish integrated multi-sectoral partnership for antibiotic resistance containment (IMPACT) was funded from 2014 to 2018 by the Swedish Research Council (VR) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). The project brings together a wide range of expertise in Sweden and China in the area of antibiotic use and resistance.

The IMPACT research collaboration includes the main areas:

  • knowledge, attitudes and practice concerning human and animal antibiotic use
  • distribution of resistant bacteria and genetic elements within the human, animal, environmental and health care sectors
  • design, implementation and evaluation of strategies to promote rational use of antibiotics and to limit the spread of antibiotic resistance in all sectors.


Partner Organizations

  • China Agricultural University
  • Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Linköping University, Sweden
  • National Food Agency, Sweden
  • National Veterinary Institute, Sweden
  • Public Health Agency of Sweden
  • Shandong Academy of Agricultural Science, China
  • Shandong Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China
  • Shandong University, China
  • Zhejiang University, China