The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Updated 16 September 2019

Intersectoral collaborating 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 and the Swedish Board of Agriculture to chair an intersectoral collaborating mechanism that brings together representatives from national authorities and organisations.

Other participants are:

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