Foundations etc. under the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs' area of activity includes five foundations and one non-profit association.
General Practitioners Foundation (Provinsialläkarstiftelsen)
The General Practitioners Foundation is tasked with advocating the betterment of general practitioners in their profession. The Foundation does so by arranging courses on a variety of topics for members of the Swedish Association of General Practitioners.
The activities of the Job Security Foundation are based on the Job Security Agreement and they are financed by fees paid by the employer, i.e. the government agencies. Representatives of the parties to the Job Security Agreement are members of the board of the Foundation. When a government employee is given notice due to redundancy, the Foundation, as far as possible, sees to it that he does not become unemployed. This is also the case when an employee does not accept relocation. This also applies for those who finish a temporary employment of at least three years.
Swedish Children's Welfare Foundation (Stiftelsen Allmänna Barnhuset)
The Swedish Children's Welfare Foundation works to support socially vulnerable children on the basis of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This involves developing and disseminating knowledge from research and experience, enhancing the expertise of professionals who deal with children and influencing decision-makers and politicians.
Swedish Foundation for Health Care Sciences and Allergy Research (Stiftelsen för vård- och allergiforskning)
The purpose of the Swedish Foundation for Health Care Sciences and Allergy Research (Vardal Foundation) is to promote research and postgraduate studies in the area of health services as well as research and postgraduate studies specialising in allergies and other types of hypersensitivity.
The Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology is a non-profit association and a national knowledge centre in the field of assistive devices and accessibility for people with disabilities.
The WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring is also called the Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC). The organisation is an independent foundation which works internationally for patient safety and the safe and effective use of medicines. The foundation provides various services and is involved in scientific research. The activities are based on an agreement between the World Health Organization and Sweden.