Content about public health
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Temporary travel restrictions for travellers from China extended
On 26 January, the Swedish Government decided to extend the previously-adopted entry restrictions requiring all travellers from China to be able to present a negative test result for ongoing COVID-19 infection upon arrival in Sweden, regardless of their vaccination status.
Sweden introduces temporary entry restrictions on travel from China
The Government decided today to introduce temporary entry restrictions on travel from China. This means that travellers from China need to present a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Sweden. The test requirement applies as of 7 January.
Sweden is preparing to introduce travel restrictions requiring a negative COVID-19 test for entry to Sweden from China
The lifting of exit restrictions from China, combined with the increased and widespread spread of COVID-19 in the country, has raised the question of introducing entry restrictions, including in Europe. Sweden is now preparing to introduce certain such restrictions requiring a negative COVID-19 test. Travellers from China need to be prepared for decisions being taken at short notice.
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.
Enhanced cooperation with the World Health Organisation on the agenda
On Wednesday 19 October, recently appointed Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health Jakob Forssmed hosted a meeting at the Government Offices with Regional Director for Europe Dr Hans Kluge of the World Health Organisation (WHO). At the meeting, they discussed current topics such as efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR), sexual and reproductive health, and how to enhance bilateral cooperation between Sweden and the WHO.
Sweden’s ambassador for work against antimicrobial resistance
In 2022, Malin Grape was appointed as Sweden’s first AMR Ambassador to further strengthen global efforts against antimicrobial resistance.
Updated Swedish strategy to combat antibiotic resistance
The Swedish Government has adopted an updated strategy to combat antibiotic resistance (AMR). The overarching goal continues to be preserving the possibility of effective treatment of bacterial infections in humans and animals. The strategy will apply until the end of 2023.
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.
Summary of Good quality, local health care. The right support for mental health, SOU 2021:6, SOU 2021:6
The Swedish Health and Medical Care Act shall make it clear that the primary care of regions and municipalities specifically provides health and medical care services for common physical and mental health care needs. This is proposed by the inquiry Coordinated development for good and close care in its sub-report Good quality, local health care. The right support for mental health.
Summary of SOU 2020:80 Elderly care during the pandemic
In the interim report Elderly care during the pandemic, the Corona Commission reports on what it considers to be the most important reasons for the large spread of infection and the high death rates among the elderly in Sweden.
Sweden’s national life sciences strategy
"Sweden aims to be a leading life sciences nation. Life sciences contribute to improving health and quality of life of the population, ensuring economic prosperity, advancing the country as a leading knowledge nation and achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development."
Evaluation of the measures to tackle the outbreak of the virus that causes the disease COVID-19, Dir. 2020:74
A Committee of Inquiry in the form of a Commission will be tasked with evaluating the measures taken by the Government, the administrative agencies concerned, the regions and the municipalities to limit the spread of the virus that causes the disease COVID-19 and the effects of its spread.
Sweden’s work on global health – implementing the 2030 Agenda
The 2030 Agenda offers us a new opportunity to influence and help improve the health situation for people in Sweden and globally. By acting globally, we create conditions for positive developments in our own country while also contributing to, and taking responsibility for, positive developments in the world at large. The document Sweden’s work on global health seeks to bring together and consolidate existing strategies, priorities and policies with the aim of setting out a clear and common agenda and creating the conditions for more effective communications, increased collaboration and, ultimately, more impactful Swedish action.
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control – an EU agency located in Sweden
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) aims to strengthen Europe's defences against infectious diseases. This includes for example antimicrobial resistance, tuberculosis, influenza, sexually transmitted infections, and food- and water-borne diseases.
Assignment to carry out a population-based national survey study on sexual and reproductive health and rights, S2016/04991/FS
The Government has commissioned the Public Health Agency of Sweden to carry out a population-based national survey study on sexual and reproductive health and rights. The purpose of the study is to improve the effectiveness of public health efforts in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights.