Lena Hallengren

Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs

Minister for Health and Social Affairs

Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

“COVID-19 has left Sweden and the world facing a crisis like no other in modern times. The pandemic has demonstrated the importance of a strong society and providing equitable health and social care according to need – not just to those who can afford it. We must now take control of the welfare system. Swedish health and care professionals have carried us all through the crisis. Now they must be given every chance to clear the waiting lists that have built up as a result of the pandemic. Elderly care and health and medical care must be strengthened and improved, and we will deliver on this goal.”

News from Lena Hallengren

  • About the Government’s COVID-19 measures in the areas of public health, medical care, social care and social insurance

    Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs
    Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs at a press conference regarding the government's COVID-19 measures in November 2021. Photo: Ninni Andersson/ Government Offices of Sweden

    Read more below about the decisions in the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs’ policy areas of public health, medical care, social care and social insurance with regards to the Covid 19-pandemic. The date in the title indicates when the article was written.

  • 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.

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