Foundations under the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs' area of activity includes four 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.

  • Job Security Foundation (Trygghetsstiftelsen)

    The Job Security Foundation manages the central government job security agreement. The aim of the Foundation is to support and assist government sector employees who, due to shortage of work, are threatened with redundancy, have been made redundant or are unemployed. The Foundation also provides support to employees who, when a relocation takes place, choose not to move to the new location.

  • 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.

  • Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology (Hjälpmedelsinstitutet, HI)

    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.

  • WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring

    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.