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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Sweden’s fightback against AMR
Opinion piece in Adjacent Government, October 28, 2016. Gabriel Wikström, Swedish Minister of Healthcare, Public Health and Sports, discusses the need for leadership and action in the global fightback against AMR.
Speech by Minister Regnér at Charité University Hospital in Berlin
Speech by Minister for Children, The Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér on e-health at Charité University Hospital, during state visit in Berlin, 7 October 2016. Check against delivery.
Gabriel Wikström led the Swedish delegation at the high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance at the UN General Assembly
On 21 September 2016, a high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) was held during the UN General Assembly. AMR – and antibiotic resistance in particular – is a global health threat that is increasing in scale. AMR also entails costs for society and consequences for sustainable development throughout the world. Sweden has long been a driving force behind raising the AMR issue on the global agenda.
Budget reforms for increased welfare and security
The Budget Bill for 2017 was presented on the 20th of September. Improvements in sickness and activity compensation, the establishment of a gender equality agency and better dental health for older people are some of the reforms in the areas for which the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is responsible. The Budget Bill for 2017 is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.
Helene Hellmark Knutsson travels to New York for talks on bilateral cancer research cooperation with US Vice President Joe Biden
Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson is travelling to New York for discussions with US Vice President Joe Biden about an agreement on bilateral cancer research cooperation between the United States and Sweden.
Speech by Minister Gabriel Wikström at the inaugaration of the WHO collaborating Centre at the Swedish Public Health Agency
Speech by Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport, Gabriel Wikström, at the inaugaration of the WHO collaborating Centre at the Swedish Public Health Agency. Stockholm, 24th of August 2016. Check against delivery.
Vision for eHealth 2025
Vision for eHealth 2025: In 2025, Sweden will be best in the world at using the opportunities offered by digitisation and eHealth to make it easier for people to achieve good and equal health and welfare, and to develop and strengthen their own resources for increased independence and participation in the life of society.
Assignment to carry out a population-based national survey study on sexual and reproductive health and rights, S2016/04991/FS
The Government has commissioned the Public Health Agency of Sweden to carry out a population-based national survey study on sexual and reproductive health and rights. The purpose of the study is to improve the effectiveness of public health efforts in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights.