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Conference with key health and medical care actors to strengthen support to Ukraine
On 1 December, Minister for Health Care Acko Ankarberg Johansson and Minister for Health and Social Affairs Jakob Forssmed will co-host a conference to discuss Sweden’s support to Ukraine’s health and medical care system. The conference, which will convene both public and private sector actors, aims especially to outline how Ukraine’s health care system can be rebuilt, strengthened and modernised.
Government statement in light of attack in Brussels
Yesterday evening, the Government received the alarming news that two Swedes were killed in a terrorist attack in Brussels. The attack appears to have been aimed at Sweden and Swedish interests. Our thoughts are with the deceased and their relatives.
Published · Statement from Acko Ankarberg Johansson, Andreas Carlson, Anna Tenje, Camilla Waltersson Grönvall, Carl-Oskar Bohlin, Ebba Busch, Elisabeth Svantesson, Erik Slottner, Gunnar Strömmer, Jakob Forssmed, Jessika Roswall, Johan Forssell, Johan Pehrson, Lotta Edholm, Maria Malmer Stenergard, Mats Persson, Niklas Wykman, Pål Jonson, Parisa Liljestrand, Paulina Brandberg, Peter Kullgren, Romina Pourmokhtari, Tobias Billström, Ulf Kristersson, Government
Rare diseases and cancer care in focus during health care minister’s visit to New York
Minister for Health Care Acko Ankarberg Johansson took part in the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York. Among her various activities during the meeting, Ms Ankarberg Johansson took part in a panel discussion on rare diseases, sponsored by Sweden and Spain together with the organisation Rare Diseases International.
Ministers to attend opening session of UN General Assembly in New York
On 18–26 September, several high-level meetings will be held in connection with the opening of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) at the UN Headquarters in New York. Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell and Minister for Health Care Acko Ankarberg Johansson will attend.
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).
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.