Content from Acko Ankarberg Johansson
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Minister for Health Care raised important health care issues for the EU at World Health Assembly
The theme of this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) was the World Health Organization (WHO) at 75 and the work it does. Representing the EU and its Member States, Minister for Health Care Acko Ankarberg Johansson took part on the first two days (21–22 May).
Published · Article from Acko Ankarberg Johansson , Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
National Board of Health and Welfare to assess possibility of donating medical equipment and supplies to disaster-affected or war-torn areas
In response to requests – mainly from Türkiye and Syria – for support to foreign disaster-affected or war-torn areas, the Government has tasked the National Board of Health and Welfare with assessing the possibilities of providing assistance. The agency should examine what medical equipment or materials, or other supplies, may be needed to provide care, and can be donated from available stock or Sweden’s regions after all domestic needs have been met. The Government is allocating SEK 45 million for this purpose.
The areas of responsibility of the ministers at the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs has four ministers with responsibility for issues concerning social welfare, including public health, health care, social insurance, care of older people, social services, civil society and sport. Responsibilities are divided among the ministers as follows.
Published · Article from Acko Ankarberg Johansson , Anna Tenje , Camilla Waltersson Grönvall , Jakob Forssmed , Ministry of Health and Social Affairs