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.
News about health care
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.
Content about public health
Total 73 hits.
Changes to the subscription service for content concerning health care, public health and sport
Changes will be made to the subscription service for some areas on government.se from 2 June. This includes ‘Health care’ becoming a subscription area of its own, while ‘Public health and sport’ will be combined within a single area. In order to continue to receive the content you want, you may need to update your subscription on government.se.
Summary of the Government Communication 'Power, goals and agency – a feminist policy'
On 17 November 2016, the Swedish Government decided on the written communication ‘Power, goals and agency – a feminist policy for a gender-equal future’ (Govt Comm. 2016/17:10). In the communication, the Government presents the focus of gender equality policy with a new goal structure, a gender equality agency and a ten-year national strategy to prevent and combat men’s violence against women.
Gabriel Wikström visited London and the European Medicines Agency
As part of the Government’s continued efforts to relocate the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to Sweden, Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport Gabriel Wikström visited London on 6–7 March.
EMA from London to the Stockholm-Uppsala region
Sweden wants the EMA to be re-located to the Stockholm-Uppsala region. We provide a seamless transition into a world leading scientific environment, with life science collaborations between health care, the university sector and industry. Quality health care for all is a cornerstone of the Swedish welfare state.
Swedish campaign for relocation of the European Medicines Agency from the UK to Sweden
Today, Thursday, the Swedish Government decided to actively work for the relocation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to Sweden, and to the Stockholm-Uppsala region. The process leading up to the decision by the Government was started after the British people's decision to leave the EU.
Life sciences and policy innovations in focus at National Innovation Council meeting
The Government's efforts to strengthen Sweden's life sciences and the significance of policy innovations in developing the reception and introduction system for newly arrived immigrants were two of the topics discussed when the National Innovation Council held its first meeting of the year on Thursday 25 February.
Collaborating for knowledge – for society’s challenges and strengthened competitiveness
The Government today presented the research policy bill ‘Collaborating for knowledge – for society’s challenges and strengthened competitiveness’ to the Riksdag. The bill presents the Government’s view on the direction of research policy with a ten-year perspective, focusing in particular on measures in 2017–2020. Important cornerstones of the bill include increased basic appropriations to higher education institutions, initiatives in research linked to global societal challenges and increased resources to strengthen Sweden’s innovative capacity.
Swedish Government presents feminist policy for a gender-equal future
The Swedish Government has presented a gender quality policy communication entitled Power, goals and authority – a feminist policy for a gender-equal future, including a ten-year National strategy to prevent and combat men’s violence against women. As one of the measures in the strategy, the Government intends to amend the degree descriptions in the Higher Education Ordinance for educational programmes where it is most necessary and where students will encounter perpetrators and victims of violence in their future careers.
Fact sheet: National strategy to prevent and combat men’s violence against women
Stopping men's violence against women is a priority issue for Sweden's feminist government. The Government is therefore now presenting a national strategy to prevent and combat men's violence against women.