Sweden

National Institute of Public Health

(Folkhälsomyndigheten)

Tel: 46 10-205 20 00
Fax: 46 8-32 83 30

171 82 Solna

Sweden

Johan Carlson – Director 
www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se  

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Institute Profile

Sweden's National Institute of Public Health was established on January 1, 2014. The agency is a merger of the Swedish National Institute of Public Health and the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control. Most of the work concerning environmental health and the responsibility for environment and public health reports at the National Board of Health and Welfare was also transferred to the new agency.

The institute has a national responsibility for public health issues. The institute works to identify and highlight public health issues where effective interventions can be made. The institute works to secure preconditions for health on equal terms by monitoring the development of:

  • public health and analyzing the effect of important determinants,
  • evaluating the effect of public health interventions,
  • promoting health,
  • preventing diseases,
  • supporting communicable disease control with epidemiological and microbiological analyses.

Facts

  • Sweden's National Institute of Public Health is a government agency accountable to the Government (Ministry of Health and Social Affairs).
  • Locations for operations and activities are both in Solna (Stockholm) and in Östersund.
  • The institute has around 450 staff.

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Sweden Facts

POPULATION:

9,249,000

SIZE:

449,964 sq km

GDP (USD):

$538.1 billion

AVERAGE INCOME:

$37,780

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH:

- Cancers
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Stroke
- Alzheimers/Dementia
- Lung Disease

INFANT MORTALITY:

2 deaths/1,000 live births

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN:

Male: 79 
Female: 83

 


Source: WHO, World Bank, World Health Rankings