Antibiotics are a prerequisite for our health and for modern healthcare. Antibiotic resistance causes 33,000 deaths and 870,000 lost person-years in the EU annually and those hardest hit are children, the elderly and the multi-sick. This complex health challenge requires many types of action and commitment from all sections of society.
We want to take on the challenge of antibiotic resistance in an inspiring way by gathering around the vision Ett Antibiotikasmart Sverige. To get there, authorities, business, health care, schools and other municipal activities as well as individual residents need help. With good knowledge and innovative antibiotic-smart solutions and working methods, everyone can contribute to effective antibiotics being available to those who need it, also in the future.
Our sub-goals are:
- 1,000,000 antibiotic-smart citizens by 2030
- 100 antibiotic-smart municipalities by 2030
- Alla Sveriges regions will be antibiotic-smart by 2030
- 10 antibiotic-smart international collaborative projects 2030
The environment sees the issue of antibiotic resistance as a societal challenge and a fundamental public health issue and as part of sustainable development. The work in the environment also contributes to fulfilling Sweden's national strategy against antibiotic resistance.