IMPACT - Sino-Swedish Integrated Multisectorial Partnership for Containment of Antibiotic Resistance

Microbiology sampleTime

2014 - present


To minimize emergence and dissemination of antibiotic resistance (ABR), a holistic one-health approach is called for at national and international levels. The project aims to:

  • Increase basic knowledge of the complex routes of dissemination of ABR between sectors (humans, animals, the environment)
  • Increase basic knowledge of factors contributing to irrational use of antibiotics in humans and animals 
  • Integrate this new knowledge with existing evidence to design and pilot interventions aiming to limit development and spread of ABR
  • Promote adequate infection prevention and control and access to effective antibiotics for humans and animals for improved public and animal health, and consequently efficient, sustainable animal food production. 

Microbiology sample


 Molecular investigations will map and correlate the occurrence of ABR clones in humans (commensal, clinical isolates), animals (household, farm animals), food, drinking water and the environment (water, sewage, manure). Antibiotic residues will be mapped as well as AB use (humans and animals), perceptions, knowledge, attitudes and practice among key stakeholders (community members, farmers, health care providers, animal health advisors). The project continues an ongoing collaboration coordinated by SMI and Zhejiang University and will be conducted in Shandong Province, China, and includes additional partners with human medicine-, animal-, food- and environmental competence.


Swedish Research Council

Contact person


Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 833 66
Organizational unit: Global health (IHCAR)

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