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.
News from Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
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
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
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.