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Exporting Swedish Care and Health
The Swedish government wants to increase exports of health and medical care, social services, pharmaceuticals, biomedicine and medical technology. These areas are already an important component of Swedish exports, but their share can be increased. Swedish social services and health and medical care produce world-class medical results. To make use of the available opportunities and potential, a new, active working group will be established under the Team Sweden concept, called ‘Team Sweden Care and Health’.
"The social services, health and medical care sectors are already an important part of Swedish exports, but we see greater potential in our welfare sector. We know that Swedish welfare and welfare technologies are in the forefront and that's a message we want to spread to the world," says Minister for Health and Social Affairs Annika Strandhäll.
Team Sweden Care and Health will create better opportunities to increase Swedish exports and investment opportunities in the health and medical care sector. Representatives of the business sector, academia, government agencies and other ministries were invited to the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs to begin dialogue and collaboration, and to bring promotion efforts and the work each party does together.
Team Sweden Care and Health is a high-level group that will meet regularly under the leadership of the Health and Social Affairs Ministry's state secretaries.
An important part of its work will be to package health and medical care solutions. There is often international need for expertise on entire systems, such as 'a hospital', 'a health centre' or 'a home for the elderly'.
"Through Team Sweden Care and Health, the Government are in the firm belief that we will strengthen the Swedish capacity to deliver package solutions on health and medical care", says Minister for Health and Social Affairs Annika Strandhäll.