Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is responsible for issues concerning the welfare of society. This is about promoting people’s health, but also making sure that sick people get the treatment that they need. It includes insurance to provide financial security for those who are sick or elderly, or have young children. Providing care for people with social difficulties, the disabled and the elderly is also included. The Ministry’s work also includes rights for people with disabilities and issues concerning the premium pension system.

Responsible ministers

Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs
Lena Hallengren Minister for Health and Social Affairs
Annika Strandhäll, Minister for Social Security
Annika Strandhäll Minister for Social Security

News from Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

  • Annika Strandhäll to visit New York for high-level political forum on the 2030 Agenda

    The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development begins today. Minister for Social Security Annika Strandhäll will head the Swedish delegation and be at the HLPF in New York on 15–19 July, when the ministerial meeting takes place.

  • Sustainable pensions: Improved basic protection for pensioners and a gradual increase in retirement age

    Photo: Pernille Tofte

    The Government wants to raise pensions. The Government and the Working Group on Pensions have therefore proposed a number of pension measures in bills submitted to the Riksdag on 28 May. The Working Group on Pensions includes the governing parties – the Swedish Social Democratic Party and the Green Party – and the Moderate Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Christian Democrats.

Content from the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

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