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 ministers

Acko Ankarberg
Acko Ankarberg Johansson Minister for Health Care
Jakob Forssmed
Jakob Forssmed Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health

Responsible ministry

News about public health and medical care

  • Jakob Forssmed on the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

    November 18 - 24 is World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, when the issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is brought to the attention of the world. Sweden has long worked to slow down the emergence and spread of AMR. Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health Jakob Forssmed is responsible for the issue of AMR in the government.

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

Sweden appoints an ambassador to work against antimicrobial resistance

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

Strategy for Sweden’s cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) 2021–2025

Sweden has recently launched a new strategy for Sweden’s cooperation with the World Health Organization 2021–2025.

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