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 child rights and 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.

Responsible ministers

Jakob Forssmed Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health
Acko Ankarberg Johansson Minister for Health Care
Camilla Waltersson Grönvall Minister for Social Services
Anna Tenje Minister for the Elderly and Social Security

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  • Jakob Forssmed on the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

    November 18 - 24 is World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, when the issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is brought to the attention of the world. Sweden has long worked to slow down the emergence and spread of AMR. Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health Jakob Forssmed is responsible for the issue of AMR in the government.

  • Enhanced cooperation with the World Health Organisation on the agenda

    • Portrait of Mr Jakob Forssmed, Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health, and Dr Hans Kluge, regional director WHO Europe.

      Mr Jakob Forssmed, Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health, and Dr Hans Kluge, regional director WHO Europe.

      Photo: Magnus Liljegren/Government Offices of Sweden

    • Photo of Ms Olivia Wigzell, Director General of the National Board of Health and Welfare, Mr Jakob Forssmed, Minister for Social Affairs, Dr Hans Kluge, Regional Director WHO Europe, Karin Tegmark Wisell, Director-General of the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

      Ms Olivia Wigzell, Director General of the National Board of Health and Welfare, Mr Jakob Forssmed, Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health, Dr Hans Kluge, Regional Director WHO Europe, Ms Karin Tegmark Wisell, Director-General of the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

      Photo: Magnus Liljegren/Government Offices of Sweden

    On Wednesday 19 October, recently appointed Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health Jakob Forssmed hosted a meeting at the Government Offices with Regional Director for Europe Dr Hans Kluge of the World Health Organisation (WHO). At the meeting, they discussed current topics such as efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR), sexual and reproductive health, and how to enhance bilateral cooperation between Sweden and the WHO.

  • New ministers at the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

    Portrait of the ministers at the Ministry for Health and Social Affairs: Anna Tenje, Camilla Waltersson Grönvall, Jakob Forssmed, Acko Ankarberg Johansson.
    The new ministers at the Ministry for Social Affars: Anna Tenje, Minister for the Elderly and Social Security, Camilla Waltersson Grönvall, Minister for Social Services, Jakob Forssmed, Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health and Acko Ankarberg Johansson, Minister for Health Care. Photo: Government Offices of Sweden

    Today, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson presented the Statement of Government Policy in the Riksdag and announced the ministers that make up the Government. Jakob Forssmed is Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health and head of ministry. Acko Ankarberg Johansson is Minister for Health Care, Camilla Waltersson Grönvall is Minister for Social Services and Anna Tenje is Minister for the Elderly and Social Security.

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