Swedish Government

News, press-releases, statements, webcasts, and articles relating to health and social care, from the Swedish Government in an international context.


Sweden ready to host the EMA

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is currently looking for a new location in connection with the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Sweden has now submitted its official offer to host the EMA. The offer guarantees the smooth relocation of the EMA and its staff to Stockholm, which provides a unique […]


Sweden is ready to host the EMA

Sweden is determined to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in Stockholm and is ready for seamless relocation. The Swedish Prime Minister has written to the President of the European Council, Mr Tusk, expressing Sweden’s wholehearted ambition to host the EMA. “We are certain that we are the best country […]


Helene Hellmark Knutsson travels to New York for talks on bilateral cancer research cooperation with US Vice President Joe Biden

Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson is travelling to New York for discussions with US Vice President Joe Biden about an agreement on bilateral cancer research cooperation between the United States and Sweden. During her visit to New York, Ms Hellmark Knutsson will also take part in […]


Increased development aid to Ethiopia to strengthen human rights and prevent natural and climate-related disasters

Despite economic progress, Ethiopia is still one of the world’s poorest countries, with a rapidly increasing population. The challenges are substantial. Climate change is exacerbating the drought and creating recurrent humanitarian crises, the human rights situation is serious, and the scope for civil society is restricted. At the same time, […]


Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance

Antibiotic resistance makes it difficult, and sometimes even impossible, to treat common infections. Resistance spreads across borders and countries therefore need to cooperate and exchange experiences between them. Work must take place at all levels: internationally, regionally and nationally – I am very happy that the World Health Assembly has […]