Public health

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

Responsible minister

Jakob Forssmed
Jakob Forssmed Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health

Responsible ministry

News about public health

  • Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health appointed member of the Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

    Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health Jakob Forssmed speaks at a press conference.
    Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health Jakob Forssmed. Photo:Ninni Andersson/Government offices

    Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health Jakob Forssmed has been appointed member of the Global Leaders Group (GLG) on Antimicrobial Resistance. The GLG comprises world leaders and experts working together to accelerate action on antimicrobial resistance.

  • Temporary travel restrictions for travellers from China extended

    Illustration. Government offices

    On 26 January, the Swedish Government decided to extend the previously-adopted entry restrictions requiring all travellers from China to be able to present a negative test result for ongoing COVID-19 infection upon arrival in Sweden, regardless of their vaccination status.

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