Public health and medical care

Medical care involves the measures taken to provide care for those who are ill and the development of medical and health care services. Care should be equitable, gender-equal and accessible, and offered on equal terms according to need. Public health is about the measures taken to prevent ill health and covers everything from broad action to promote public health to specific issues such as alcohol and tobacco consumption, and protection from communicable diseases.

Responsible for public health and medical care

Responsible minister

Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs
Lena Hallengren Minister for Health and Social Affairs

Responsible ministry

News about public health and medical 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

    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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