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
Anníka Strandhäll
Annika Strandhäll Minister for Social Security

News from Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

  • Sweden and Japan sign social security agreement

    The agreement was signed on April 11, 2019.
    The agreement was signed on April 11, 2019. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    On April 11, Minister for Social Security Annika Strandhäll and Japan’s Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki signed a social security agreement between the two countries. The agreement coordinates the Swedish and Japanese public old-age, survivors’ and disability pensions systems.

  • Minister for Health and Social Affairs gave a speech at WHO Partners Forum

    A man and a woman are sitting and conversing at a table
    Minister for Health and Social Affairs Ms Lena Hallengren had a conversation with the General-Director of WHO Mr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at WHO Partners Forum in Stockholm. Photo: Government Offices of Sweden

    On 9-10 April Sweden hosted WHO Partners Forum in Stockholm. Many world leaders in the health area were there to discuss a new cooperation and initiatives to deal with the most urgent health challenges of our time.

    – This is a historic moment for honest discussions on tackling modern global health threats. We need to ensure that WHO is equipped and supported to be able to lead the global response to future health challenges, Minister Hallengren said.

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