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

Other participants are:

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