Antibiotics resistance is highlighted around the world

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week runs from 18 to 24 November this year. The purpose of the week is to highlight the global challenge of antibiotic resistance and antimicrobial resistance.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a serious and growing threat against the health of both humans and animals. On 18 November, the European Antibiotic Awareness Day is held to highlight antibiotic resistance. This also fires the starting gun for the international World Antimicrobial Awareness Week. The theme for this year’s week is “Preventing antimicrobial resistance together”.

Resistant bacteria are spread in many different ways, for example directly between humans and animals, or indirectly via foods and the environment. For this reason, we must all help to slow down this development.

The Swedish Research Council participates in a national collaboration function with 25 Swedish public agencies and organisations that work to combat antibiotic resistance.

The Swedish Research Council is also responsible for a national research programme on antibiotic resistance and hosts the secretariat for the international collaboration on research into antimicrobial resistance, the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR).

Read more about the European Antibiotic Awareness Day on the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control’s (ECDC) website External link.

Read more about the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week on the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) website External link.

Read more about the national collaboration function’s work on the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s website (in Swedish). External link.

Podcast: Antibiotikaresistens vet inga gränser (“Antibiotic resistance knows no borders”)

Researchers are searching for solutions to reduce antibiotic resistance in Sweden and in the world. The right international collaborations may be crucial. Listen to Jan-Ingvar Jönsson, Chair of JPIAMR, in a discussion about international research into antimicrobial resistance, where Sweden and the Swedish Research Council play a key role. (In Swedish)

Listen to the episode on Spotify External link.




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