Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is responsible for issues concerning social welfare. This means promoting people’s health and ensuring that sick people receive the care they need. The Ministry’s area of responsibility includes insurance schemes that give people financial security when they are sick or elderly, or when their children are young. Issues such as individual and family care, support for people with disabilities and care of the elderly are also included. The Ministry also works on rights for people with disabilities and on issues related to the premium pension system.

Responsible ministers

Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs
Lena Hallengren Minister for Health and Social Affairs
Ardalan Shekarabi, Minister for Public Administration
Ardalan Shekarabi Minister for Social Security

News from Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

  • More restrictions to be removed from 29 September

    Image showing timeline for lifting of restrictions 29th of september 2021
    More restrictions to be removed from 29 September. Image: Government Offices of Sweden

    The government has previously presented a plan for how the advice and restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are to be adapted and removed. At a press conference on 7 September, the government announced that restrictions on attendance numbers at public gatherings and events are planned to be removed as of 29 September 2021.

  • Strategy for Sweden’s cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) 2021–2025

    The Swedish Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren held a speech during the Seventy-fourth World Health Assembly. Sweden has recently launched a new strategy for Sweden’s cooperation with the World Health Organization 2021–2025.

Content from the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

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