Public health and health care

Public health and medical care is about preventing ill health and caring for sick people.This area covers everything from measures to promote public health and the development of care to specific issues such as protection against communicable diseases, alcohol, tobacco and pharmaceuticals.

Responsible for public health and health care

Responsible minister

Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport Gabriel Wikström
Gabriel Wikström Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport

Responsible ministry

News about public health and health care

  • Swedish candidature for relocation of the European Medicines Agency from the UK to Sweden

    EU-tasks
    EMA candidature Regeringskansliet

    The Swedish Government has decided to actively work for the relocation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to Sweden, and to the Stockholm-Uppsala region. The process leading up to the decision by the Government was started after the British people's decision to leave the EU.

  • 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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