Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health appointed member of the Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance
Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health Jakob Forssmed has been appointed member of the Global Leaders Group (GLG) on Antimicrobial Resistance. The GLG comprises world leaders and experts working together to accelerate action on antimicrobial resistance.
“The issue of antimicrobial resistance needs to be taken very seriously as it is critical to the continued ability of health services to provide patients with the care they need. Sweden is currently a world leader in the area, but more action must be taken at both national and global level. The work of the Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance is extremely important, and I am therefore very pleased to have been appointed member,” says Mr Forssmed.
Antimicrobial resistance, and antibiotic resistance in particular, has long been an important issue for Sweden, and action is being taken to combat the development of resistance and its effects both within and outside the country’s borders. Sweden has made great progress at national level and has been a driving force behind initiatives taken in the EU and globally.
The Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance has 26 members, including world leaders and experts from across sectors working together to accelerate political action on antimicrobial resistance. The GLG was established in 2020 under the United Nations and meets quarterly. The next meeting, the Group’s sixth, will take place on 7–8 February in Bridgetown, Barbados.