Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (Sweden)

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Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
Agency overview
Formed 1920 (1920)[1]
Employees about 200
Ministers responsible Göran Hägglund
Maria Larsson
Stefan Attefall
Ulf Kristersson
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The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (Swedish: Socialdepartementet) is the ministry in the government of Sweden responsible for policies related to social welfare: financial security, social services, medical and health care, health promotion and the rights of children and disabled people.

The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs employs approximately 200 members of staff. About 20 of these are political appointees and 180 non-politically appointed officials. The ministry is headed by the Minister for Health and Social Affairs, currently Göran Hägglund (kd). Three more ministers serve at the Ministry: the Minister for Elderly Care and Public Health, Maria Larsson (kd), Ulf Kristersson (m), Minister for Social Security and Stefan Attefall (kd), Minister for Public Administration and Housing.

The ministry offices are located at Fredsgatan 8 in central Stockholm.

Government agencies and other bodies[edit]

The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is principle for 17 government agencies, two state-owned companies (one, Systembolaget, operating a monopoly, and another one, Apoteket, operating as a government-owned, non-monopolistic entity) and two institutes.

National monopolies[edit]

Policy areas[edit]

  • Health care, health, social issues/insurance
  • Housing and construction
  • Religious communities
  • State administration and public procurement


  1. ^ "Socialdepartementet". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 13 November 2010.  (subscription required)

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Coordinates: 59°19′43.97″N 18°03′55.54″E / 59.3288806°N 18.0654278°E / 59.3288806; 18.0654278