Policy Update

Sweden to provide global expertise on antimicrobial resistance

On October 17, 2019, the Swedish government directed the Public Health Agency to support the tripartite partnership between the World Health Organization (WHO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in its work against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in low- and middle-income countries. Specifically, the government allocated SEK 1 million (US$117,000) to the Tripartite to enable Swedish expertise to support the implementation of activities in the countries concerned in 2019.

The minister for health and social affairs, Lena Hallengren, said that Sweden possesses sought-after expertise in several different areas that many countries can benefit greatly from and the government wants to make it easier for this expertise to reach others. She emphasized that we must all help to improve the situation globally; bacteria do not respect national borders.

Press release – Government Offices of Sweden (in Swedish)