The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Updated 9 January 2020

Intersectoral coordinating mechanism against antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a complex challenge that requires coordinating across many sectors: human and animal health, food production, the environment, research, trade, and international relations.

The Swedish government has appointed to the Public Health Agency of Sweden (PHAS) and the Swedish Board of Agriculture to chair an intersectoral coordinating mechanism that brings together representatives from national authorities and organisations. More information on the Intersectoral coordinating mechanism against antibiotic resistance, including Sweden's One Health National Action Plan, is available on the Swedish website of PHAS.

Nationell samverkansfunktion/Intersectoral coordinating mechanism

Other participants are:

  • The Association of Regional Medical Officers for Communicable Disease Control
  • The County Administrative Boards
  • Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency
  • Formas - the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning
  • Health and Social Care Inspectorate
  • National Board of Health and Welfare
  • National Board of Trade
  • National Veterinary Institute
  • ReAct – Action on Antibiotic Resistance
  • Strama – the Swedish Strategic Programme Against Antibiotic Resistance
  • Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
  • Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions
  • Swedish Chemicals Agency
  • Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
  • Swedish eHealth Agency
  • Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
  • Swedish Food Agency
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida
  • Swedish Medical Products Agency
  • Swedish Research Council
  • Swedish Research Council for Health, Working life and Welfare
  • Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences
  • Swedish Work Environment Authority
  • Vinnova – Sweden's Innovation Agency