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Exploring the One Health Perspective in Sweden’s Policies for Containing Antibiotic Resistance

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Department of Global Public Health—Health Systems and Policy (HSP): Improving the Use of Medicines, Karolinska Institutet, Tomtebodavägen 18A, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
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Unit of Infectious Diseases, Venhälsan, Södersjukhuset, 118 83 Stockholm, Sweden
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Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Health Services Research, Uppsala University, Husargatan 3, 751 22 Uppsala, Sweden
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Antimicrobial Research Unit, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Antibiotics 2021, 10(5), 526; https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10050526
Received: 28 March 2021 / Revised: 1 May 2021 / Accepted: 2 May 2021 / Published: 3 May 2021
Antibiotic resistance is considered to be a major threat to global health. The main driver of antibiotic resistance is antibiotic use. Antibiotics are used in humans, animals, and food production and are released into the environment. Therefore, it is imperative to include all relevant sectors in the work to contain antibiotic resistance, i.e., a One Health approach. In this study, we aimed to describe and analyse Sweden’s policies related to containing antibiotic resistance, from a One Health perspective. Twenty-three key policy documents related to containment of antibiotic resistance in Sweden were selected and analysed according to the policy triangle framework. Sweden started early to introduce policies for containing antibiotic resistance from an international perspective. Systematic measures against antibiotic resistance were implemented in the 1980s, strengthened by the creation of Strama in 1995. The policies involve agencies and organisations from human and veterinary medicine, the environment, and food production. All actors have clear responsibilities in the work to contain antibiotic resistance with a focus on international collaboration, research, and innovation. Sweden aims to be a model country in the work to contain antibiotic resistance and has a strategy for achieving this through international cooperation through various fora, such as the EU, the UN system, and OECD. View Full-Text
Keywords: One Health; Sweden; policy; policy analysis; antibiotic resistance One Health; Sweden; policy; policy analysis; antibiotic resistance
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Eriksen, J.; Björkman, I.; Röing, M.; Essack, S.Y.; Stålsby Lundborg, C. Exploring the One Health Perspective in Sweden’s Policies for Containing Antibiotic Resistance. Antibiotics 2021, 10, 526. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10050526

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Eriksen J, Björkman I, Röing M, Essack SY, Stålsby Lundborg C. Exploring the One Health Perspective in Sweden’s Policies for Containing Antibiotic Resistance. Antibiotics. 2021; 10(5):526. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10050526

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Eriksen, Jaran, Ingeborg Björkman, Marta Röing, Sabiha Y. Essack, and Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg. 2021. "Exploring the One Health Perspective in Sweden’s Policies for Containing Antibiotic Resistance" Antibiotics 10, no. 5: 526. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10050526

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