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Updated Swedish strategy to combat antibiotic resistance

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The Swedish Government has adopted an updated strategy to combat antibiotic resistance (AMR). The overarching goal continues to be preserving the possibility of effective treatment of bacterial infections in humans and animals. The strategy will apply until the end of 2025.


The strategy to combat antibiotic resistance will form the basis of Sweden’s work to curb the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance, and to prevent and manage its consequences. Sweden’s efforts to combat antibiotic resistance at national, EU and international levels must be long-term and sustainable and be based on effective initiatives in all relevant areas.

Sweden’s international leadership

The strategy has been updated in line with the changing conditions for combating antibiotic resistance in recent years, in Sweden, in the EU and globally. It draws on developments that have taken place in several fields, particularly in view of the increasing commitment within the UN.