Foundations under the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs' area of activity includes three foundations.
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.
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 is to improve human health and living conditions. In order to achieve that purpose, the foundation supports innovative research and strategic collaborations in those issue areas.
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.