Public health and sport

Public health is about preventing ill health.This area covers everything from measures to promote public health and specific issues such as protection against communicable diseases, alcohol and tobacco. The area of sport includes both public health issues, such as getting people to be physically active and exercise, and democratic perspectives, such as getting people to engage and assume responsibility in non-profit activities. The area also includes initiatives to bring the experience of sporting events to the public.

Responsible for public health and sport

Responsible ministers

Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs
Lena Hallengren Minister for Health and Social Affairs
Amanda Lind, Minister for Culture and Democracy, with responsibility for sport
Amanda Lind Minister for Culture and Democracy, with responsibility for sport

Responsible ministries

News about public health and sport

  • Government supports Swedish Olympic Committee bid for 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games

    The Government has today decided to express support for the Swedish Olympic Committee’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics and the Paralympic Games in Sweden.

  • 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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