High-level delegation of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs of Sweden visits WHO/Europe


A delegation from the Unit for Health and Health Care of the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs visited WHO/Europe on 8 November 2019. WHO Regional Director for Europe a.i. Dr Piroska Östlin welcomed the 41-member delegation, introduced the general work of the Organization and described WHO/Europe’s operations. While opening the meeting, she emphasized the longstanding partnership and collaboration between WHO and Sweden.

Swedish delegates presented the general scope of the work, priorities and organization of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. The directors of WHO/Europe’s Division of Health Systems and Public Health and Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promoting Health through the Life-course then gave presentations, as the delegation had requested.

The delegation posed numerous questions on other areas of work and, in conclusion, agreed to find an opportunity for another high-level meeting with WHO/Europe in the near future.