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

  • About the COVID-19 virus: for older people, people with health conditions and health and social care staff, 16 november

    Here you can read more about current measures in health and social care and health and social care staff. This is the sixth article in a series about the work of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in response to the COVID-19 virus.

  • The Swedish pension system

    Photo: TT

    Sweden has a fundamentally sound pension system, whose unique design attracted much international attention when it was adopted in the 1990s. Several countries, inspired by the Swedish pension system, have now reformed their own.

Content from the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

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