Health care

Health care includes the measures taken to provide care for those who are ill and the development of health care services. Care should be equitable, gender-equal and accessible, and offered on equal terms according to need. Needs-adapted health and medical care means that care is given based on the needs of the individual patient.

Responsible for health care

Responsible ministers

Annika Strandhäll
Annika Strandhäll Minister for Social Security
Gabriel Wikström
Gabriel Wikström Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport

Responsible ministry

News about health care

  • Gabriel Wikström visited London and the European Medicines Agency

    As part of the Government’s continued efforts to relocate the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to Sweden, Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport Gabriel Wikström visited London on 6–7 March.

  • Gabriel Wikström led the Swedish delegation at the high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance at the UN General Assembly

    On 21 September 2016, a high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) was held during the UN General Assembly. AMR – and antibiotic resistance in particular – is a global health threat that is increasing in scale. Sweden has long been a driving force behind raising the AMR issue on the global agenda and the Swedish delegation was led by Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport Gabriel Wikström.

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