Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is responsible for issues concerning the welfare of society. This is about promoting people’s health, but also making sure that sick people get the treatment that they need. It includes insurance to provide financial security for those who are sick or elderly, or have young children. Providing care for people with social difficulties, the disabled and the elderly is also included. The Ministry’s work also includes sport issues, rights of the child, rights for people with disabilities and gender equality.
News from Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
Next step to incorporate Convention on the Rights of the Child into Swedish law
The Government in Sweden decided to submit a proposal to the Council on Legislation to incorporate the Convention on the Rights of the Child into Swedish law. The Government considers that the Convention’s strong position must be made clearer and that a child rights-based approach must have a major impact in the application of the law.
EMA to Sweden
After Brexit, Sweden wants The European Medicines Agency to be re-located to the Stockholm-Uppsala region. Sweden has the qualifications and the assets for hosting EMA.
The Working Group on Pensions takes a holistic approach on gender-unequal pensions. Within the framework of the ongoing review of pensions, a project – ‘Gender-equal pensions’ – was carried out, aimed at tackling the challenge presented by the large differences in women’s and men’s pensions.
Social insurance in Sweden
This broschure describes how the Swedish social insurance works. The area covers sickness insurance, parental insurance and allowances to families, and pensions.
A Feminist Government
Sweden has the first feminist government in the world. There is a focus on gender equality, both in national and international work. Women and men must have equal power to shape society and their own lives. Ultimately it is a question of human rights, democracy and justice. Gender equality is also a part of the solution to the challenges facing society. Gender equality is a matter of course in a modern welfare society – for social justice and economic development.
Measures for shorter waiting times in cancer care
The Swedish Government is carrying out a number of measures to ensure more equitable and accessible cancer care, with a focus on shortening waiting times and reducing regional differences.
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