Health care includes the measures taken to provide care for those who are ill and the development of health care services. Care should be equitable, gender-equal and accessible, and offered on equal terms according to need. Needs-adapted health and medical care means that care is given based on the needs of the individual patient.
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Sweden’s work on global health – implementing the 2030 Agenda
The 2030 Agenda offers us a new opportunity to influence and help improve the health situation for people in Sweden and globally. By acting globally, we create conditions for positive developments in our own country while also contributing to, and taking responsibility for, positive developments in the world at large. The document Sweden’s work on global health seeks to bring together and consolidate existing strategies, priorities and policies with the aim of setting out a clear and common agenda and creating the conditions for more effective communications, increased collaboration and, ultimately, more impactful Swedish action.Sweden’s work on global health – implementing the 2030 Agenda
Annika Strandhäll on health care investments
In this film, Minister for Health and Social Affairs Annika Strandhäll talks about health care investments made between 2015 and 2018. The Government has made investments in cancer care, mental health services, women’s health, health care accessibility and quality, and other areas.Annika Strandhäll on health care investments
Government agencies and authorities respond to effects of drought and heat
· Article from Annika Strandhäll, Lena Hallengren, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Morgan Johansson, Peter Hultqvist, Prime Minister's Office
Rescue services, government agencies and local authorities are engaged in intensive efforts in response to the forest fires raging around the country, the widespread drought and the ongoing heat wave. More information about these efforts is available below. Crisis preparedness is part of the remit of every government agency and authority.Government agencies and authorities respond to effects of drought and heat
Continued intensive efforts in response to the dry, hot summer
· Article from Annika Strandhäll, Lena Hallengren, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of the Environment and Energy, Morgan Johansson, Peter Hultqvist
The prolonged heat and drought have impacted many sectors of society. There have been numerous forest fires, the agricultural sector has been severely affected by the drought and groundwater levels have dropped. The extreme temperatures can also cause health problems, especially among older people and the sick. The Government is following developments closely and taking the necessary decisions. The Government Offices is in continuous contact with the responsible government agencies.Continued intensive efforts in response to the dry, hot summer
Heatwave and health
Sweden is experiencing unusually high temperatures this summer. Heatwaves can cause problems for people's health. Exposure to heat carries with it different risks for different individuals.Heatwave and health
Dementia strategy focusing on care
On 24 May, the Government adopted a national strategy for dementia care. Sweden’s population is living longer. Life expectancy has risen almost continuously for the past 250 years, and is currently more than 84 years for women and close to 81 years for men. The risk of developing dementia rises with increasing age. This national strategy will enable the Government in the coming years to adopt a more comprehensive approach to dementia care. The Government wants to secure improved quality of care and increased safety and security for people with dementia and their families.Dementia strategy focusing on care
International conference in Stockholm on men and gender equality
On 15–16 May, Sweden and Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Lena Hallengren hosted the 4th International Conference on Men and Equal Opportunities (ICMEO) in Stockholm. Among the 300 participants were several European gender equality ministers, researchers and representatives of government agencies and civil society. The role and responsibility of men and boys in gender equality efforts was in focus, as well as how we change social norms that have negative effects.International conference in Stockholm on men and gender equality
Statement on behalf of Sweden and Kuwait at the Security Council Briefing on Syria
Statement delivered by Ambassador Carl Skau on behalf of Sweden and Kuwait at the Security Council Briefing on Syria, 28 February 2018, United Nations, New York.Statement on behalf of Sweden and Kuwait at the Security Council Briefing on Syria
Sub-target 5: Gender-equal health
The Government’s fifth gender equality policy sub-target is ‘Gender-equal health’. Women and men and girls and boys must have the same opportunities and conditions for good health and be offered health and social care on equal terms. Gender-equal health is a target in itself, but good health for women and men and girls and boys also contributes to gender-equal and active participation in society.Sub-target 5: Gender-equal health