Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is responsible for issues concerning social welfare. This means promoting people’s health and ensuring that sick people receive the care they need. The Ministry’s area of responsibility includes insurance schemes that give people financial security when they are sick or elderly, or when their children are young. Issues such as individual and family care, support for people with disabilities and care of the elderly are also included. The Ministry also works on rights for people with disabilities and on issues related to the premium pension system.

News from Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

  • Reforms to increase welfare in the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs’ areas of responsibility – the Budget Bill for 2021

    In the Budget Bill for 2021, the Government presents a range of proposals in the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs’ areas of responsibility to increase welfare in Sweden. The Government’s proposals are based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.

  • Swedish experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the whole world and represents a global challenge the likes of which we have not seen for decades. All affected countries are now trying to solve the crisis with as few negative consequences as possible for people’s lives and health.

Content from the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

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