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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Enhancing welfare requires a strong society
Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren talks about her areas of responsibility, her priorities and the challenges that await during this electoral period.
Minister for Health and Social Affairs gave a speech at WHO Partners Forum
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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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.
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.
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control – an EU agency located in Sweden
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) aims to strengthen Europe's defences against infectious diseases. This includes for example antimicrobial resistance, tuberculosis, influenza, sexually transmitted infections, and food- and water-borne diseases.
The Swedish Government strongly criticizes the Commission’s EMA assessment in a letter today
The Minister for Health and Social Affairs Annika Strandhäll and the Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde criticize the assessment in a letter today to the Commission with clarifying comments on the Swedish bid. The ministers conclude that this has not been a serious part of the process.
Exporting Swedish Care and Health
The Swedish government wants to increase exports of health and medical care, social services, pharmaceuticals, biomedicine and medical technology. These areas are already an important component of Swedish exports, but their share can be increased. Swedish social services and health and medical care produce world-class medical results. To make use of the available opportunities and potential, a new, active working group will be established under the Team Sweden concept, called ‘Team Sweden Care and Health’.
Reforms for increased security and welfare in the Budget Bill for 2018
In the Budget Bill for 2018, the Government presents a range of proposals to increase security and welfare in Sweden. Here you can learn more about the proposals related to the areas of responsibility of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.
The Government’s initiatives for a modern, accessible and equitable health care system – interview with the responsible minister, Annika Strandhäll
Swedish health care maintains high international standards. At the same time, it is facing challenges that need to be addressed. Annika Strandhäll, the minister responsible for health care, talks about the Government’s initiatives to create a modern, accessible and equitable health care system.
Speech by Helene Helmark Knutsson, Minister for Higher Education and Research, at the 2nd China Sweden Health Forum
Beijing, 13 June 2017. Check against delivery.
Sweden is ready to host the EMA
Sweden is determined to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in Stockholm and is ready for seamless relocation. The Swedish Prime Minister has written to the President of the European Council, Mr Tusk, expressing Sweden’s wholehearted ambition to host the EMA.