Public health and 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. Public health is about the measures taken to prevent ill health and covers everything from broad action to promote public health to specific issues such as alcohol and tobacco consumption, and protection from communicable diseases.

Responsible for public health and medical care

Responsible minister

Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs
Lena Hallengren Minister for Health and Social Affairs

Responsible ministry

News about public health and medical care

  • Sweden supporting Ukraine with medical supplies

    On 2 March, Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren held a press briefing with Director General of the National Board of Health and Welfare Olivia Wigzell and Director General of the Medical Products Agency Björn Eriksson. Ms Hallengren announced that Sweden will donate medical supplies to Ukraine.

  • Sweden appoints an ambassador to work against antimicrobial resistance

    Malin Grape
    Malin Grape, Sweden's new AMR Ambassador Photo: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Sweden is establishing a new position – an AMR Ambassador – to further strengthen the important global work against antimicrobial resistance. The position will go to Malin Grape.

  • 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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