Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is responsible for issues concerning social welfare, such as public health, health care and care of the elderly. The Ministry’s area of responsibility also includes social insurance, which provides financial security to people when they are sick or elderly, or when children are young. Issues concerning 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. It is also responsible for issues concerning sport, youth policy, civil society, faith communities and burial and cremation services.

Responsible ministers

Jakob Forssmed Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health
Acko Ankarberg Johansson Minister for Health Care
Camilla Waltersson Grönvall Minister for Social Services
Anna Tenje Minister for Older People and Social Security

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News from Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

  • Sweden introduces temporary entry restrictions on travel from China

    Illustration. Government offices

    The Government decided today to introduce temporary entry restrictions on travel from China. This means that travellers from China need to present a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Sweden. The test requirement applies as of 7 January.

  • Meetings in Sweden during the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2023

    Approximately 150 EU meetings will be held in Sweden during the Swedish Presidency in the first half of 2023. Around 35 will be held in locations outside of the Stockholm region, from Kiruna in the north to Malmö in the south.

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