Medical care

Medical care involves the measures taken to provide care for those who are ill and the development of medical and health care services. Care should be equitable, gender-equal and accessible, and offered on equal terms according to need.

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Acko Ankarberg Johansson Minister for Health Care

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  • Key health and medical care actors gathered at conference on support to Ukraine

    • Three ministers, surrounded by people and Swedish and Ukrainian flags, hold up signed agreements.

      During the conference, the three ministers – Ukraine’s Minister of Healthcare Viktor Liashko and Sweden’s Minister for Health Care Acko Ankarberg Johansson and Minister for Health and Social Affairs Jakob Forssmed – signed a memorandum ofunderstanding between Sweden and Ukraine.

      Photo: Magnus Liljegren/Government offices of Sweden

    • Minister of Healthcare of Ukraine Viktor Liashko gives a speech.

      Minister of Healthcare of Ukraine Viktor Liashko was one of the keynote speakers at the conference on 1 December.

      Photo: Magnus Liljegren/Government offices of Sweden

    • A man gives a speech on stage in a packed conference room. The Swedish and Ukrainian flags, and the text ‘Partnership Sweden-Ukraine’, are shown on the screen behind him.

      The Conference on Support to the Recovery and Development of Health Care in Ukraine brought together over 100 representatives of government agencies, the business sector, civil society, hospitals and academia, and European and international actors such as the European Commission, the World Health Organisation and the World Bank.

      Photo: Magnus Liljegren/Government offices of Sweden

    The will to support Ukraine is strong among Swedish health and medical care actors from both the public and private sectors. The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and Swecare held a Conference on Support to the Recovery and Development of Health Care in Ukraine on 1 December to harness this engagement and discuss how Swedish support can be put to best use.

Portrait of Ms Ankarberg Johansson in front of the UN Building.
During the UN General Assembly, Minister for Health Care Acko Ankarberg Johansson took part in high-level and bilateral meetings with Malta, Rwanda, Estonia and other countries. Photo: Joel Apelthun/Government offices

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.

Ten women and men gathered for a photo session
A few of the health ministers gathered. Swedish Minister for Health Care Acko Ankarberg Johansson in the center. Photo: Sofia Ireståhl/The Government Offices of Sweden

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).

Minister for Health Care Acko Ankarberg Johansson greets Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
Minister for Health Care Acko Ankarberg Johansson greets Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, at the opening of the Informal EPSCO on 5 May. Photo: Josefine Stenersen/Regeringskansliet

Access to medicinal products in focus at informal meeting of health ­ministers

EU health ministers met in Stockholm on 5 May at an informal ministerial meeting to discuss challenges related to securing access to medicinal products in times of crises. Other topics included daily work in healthcare and how EU Member States can further strengthen the accessibility and affordability of medicines.

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