What we are doing

Knowledge is power. So in 2015, the Save Antibiotics (Skydda antibiotikan) campaign was launched with the aim of making the general public aware of the problem of antibiotic resistance.

The threat to antibiotics is a major problem that affects many sections of society. A nationwide partnership to support work on combatting antibiotic resistance has been in place since 2012, with representatives from a broad range of agencies and organisations.

Support from 25 agencies and organisations

The partnership is led by the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Swedish Board of Agriculture and comprises 25 agencies and organisations from the healthcare, public health, animal, food, environment and research sectors. The partnership has a joint action plan and communications strategy, and in 2015 launched the Save Antibiotics campaign, targeted mainly at the general public.

Digital campaign

The campaign comprises this website and the Save Antibiotics Facebook account. Our messages are communicated via social media, press releases, skyddaantibiotikan.se and other websites. We also organise an Antibiotics Forum every November aimed at professionals working in the various sectors.

All the agencies and organisations are also working in their own specialist areas to help ensure that we will have effective antibiotics in the future. Find out more about what they do from their own websites.


The Swedish Work Environment Authority

The Swedish eHealth Agency

The Public Health Agency of Sweden

Formas (Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development)

Forte (Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare)

The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

The Health and Social Care Inspectorate

The Swedish Board of Agriculture

The Swedish Chemicals Agency

The National Board of Trade Sweden

The National Food Agency, Sweden

The Swedish Medical Products Agency

The County Administrative Boards

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Programme Advisory Board Strama


The Swedish Society for Communicable Disease Prevention and Control

The National Board of Health and Welfare

The National Veterinary Institute

Sida (The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency)

The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions

The Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency

The Swedish Research Council

VINNOVA (Sweden’s innovation agency)