The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Updated 30 September 2021

NDPHS Antimicrobial Resistance Expert Group (AMR-EG)

Contact

Emily Sellström
Phone: +4672-370 51 46

Sweden, represented by the Public Health Agency, is lead country and chair of the Antimicrobial Resistance Expert Group (AMR-EG).

The expert group is one of seven expert groups that make up a network coordinated by the Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS), the coordinator of Policy Area Health within the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).

The NDPHS is a cooperation platform of ten partner countries and several international organizations, including the WHO and the European Commission, which operates on different levels, including activities such as high-level ministerial dialogues and an extensive network of experts.

The AMR-EG has representatives from Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Russia. The group has regular meetings two to four times a year, where the experts exchange information, ideas and experience.

The collaboration in AMR- EG have resulted in two completed projects; NoDARS and NorthernGLASS as well as an ongoing project that aim to improve the use of resistance data in development of infectious diseases treatment guideline. This project is coordinated by the Robert Koch Institute in Germany, co-lead country of AMR-EG.