On 25-26 November, the second and concluding meeting within the framework of the World Health Organisation (WHO) financing dialogue will take place in Geneva. As a result of the dialogue, which has been in progress between June and November, available resources are expected to be better matched to the objectives and results established in the organisation's budget for 2014-2015.
The Government wants to prevent the use of cannabis.On 20-21 November the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs hosted an international research conference in Stockholm. The aim was to present research from Sweden and other countries on cannabis and its impact on human health.
Minister for Children and the Elderly Maria Larsson visited Brazil on 3-9 November to meet representatives of children's rights issues for an exchange of knowledge and experience.
Current research and experiences of parenting support are being shared through some 20 regional conferences in autumn 2013. On 23 October, Minister for Children and the Elderly Maria Larsson took part in a conference in Stockholm.
According to the Government's national parenting support strategy of 2009, the objective is for all parents of children under 18 to be offered parenting support. The conferences are part of efforts to spread information about parenting support activities.
Using quality registries to improve quality and cost efficiency in health and medical care was the theme of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs conference on 21-22 May. Some 150 participants from around 20 countries gathered in Stockholm to discuss the benefits of quality registries from various perspectives.