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Increased measures to help relieve the Ebola epidemic

Today, the Government took several decisions to help relieve the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The National Board of Health and Welfare has been instructed to implement measures to make it easier for Swedish health care professionals to travel to areas affected by the Ebola outbreak.

Two new State Secretaries appointed

The Swedish Government has appointed Pernilla Baralt as State Secretary to Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér.

Agneta Karlsson has been appointed State Secretary to Minister for Public Health, Health Care and Sport Gabriel Wikström.

State Secretary to the Minister for Social Security has been appointed

The government has appointed Therese Svanström Andersson as State Secretary to Minister for Social Security Annika Strandhäll.

Photo of Åsa Regnér, Annika Strandhäll och Gabriel Wikström The three new ministers: Åsa Regnér, Annika Strandhäll and Gabriel Wikström Photo: Mats Bäckelin/Regeringskansliet

Annika Strandhäll new head of the Ministry

A new Government has been formed in Sweden. It is led by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and consists of 23 ministers in addition to the Prime Minister.

Annika Strandhäll is Minister for Social Security and new head of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. Gabriel Wikström is
Minister for Public Health, Health Care and Sport and Åsa Regnér is Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality.

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