Minister for Health and Social Affairs (Sweden)

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Head of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
Statsråd och chef för Socialdepartmentet
Incumbent
Jakob Forssmed
since 18 October 2022
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
AppointerThe Prime Minister
Inaugural holderBernhard Eriksson
Formation1 July 1920
Websitewww.government.se

The Head of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs Swedish: Statsråd och chef för Socialdepartementet) is the head of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in the Government of Sweden.

All heads of the ministry have been Ministers for Health and Social Affairs, except the years 2014–2017 when the Minister for Social Security, Annika Strandhäll, was head of the ministry.

List of Head of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

No. Portrait Name Title Took office Left office Time in office Party Prime Minister
1
Bernhard Eriksson
Eriksson, BernhardBernhard Eriksson
(1878–1952)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs1 July 1920 (1920-07-01)27 October 1920 (1920-10-27)118 days Social DemocratsBranting, HjalmarHjalmar Branting (S/SAP)
2
Independent
De Geer, Gerhard LouisGerhard Louis De Geer
(27 October 1920 (1920-10-27) – 23 February 1921 (1921-02-23))
Oscar von Sydow
(23 February 1921 (1921-02-23) – 13 October 1921 (1921-10-13))
3
Herman Lindqvist
Lindqvist, HermanHerman Lindqvist
(1863–1932)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs13 October 1921 (1921-10-13)19 April 1923 (1923-04-19)1 year, 188 days Social DemocratsBranting, HjalmarHjalmar Branting (S/SAP)
4
Independent
Trygger, ErnstErnst Trygger (National Party)
5
Gustav Möller
Möller, GustavGustav Möller
(1884–1970)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs18 October 1924 (1924-10-18)7 June 1926 (1926-06-07)1 year, 232 days Social DemocratsBranting, HjalmarHjalmar Branting (S/SAP)
(18 October 1924 (1924-10-18) – 24 January 1925 (1925-01-24))
Rickard Sandler (S/SAP)
(24 January 1925 (1925-01-24) – 7 June 1926 (1926-06-07))
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(6 August 1932 (1932-08-06) – 24 September 1932 (1932-09-24))
(5)
Gustav Möller
Möller, GustavGustav Möller
(1884–1970)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs24 September 1932 (1932-09-24)19 June 1936 (1936-06-19)3 years, 269 days Social DemocratsHansson, Per AlbinPer Albin Hansson (S/SAP)
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(5)
Gustav Möller
Möller, GustavGustav Möller
(1884–1970)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs28 September 1936 (1936-09-28)16 December 1938 (1938-12-16)2 years, 79 days Social DemocratsHansson, Per AlbinPer Albin Hansson (S/SAP)
10
Albert Forslund
Forslund, AlbertAlbert Forslund
(1881–1957)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs16 December 1938 (1938-12-16)13 December 1939 (1939-12-13)362 days Social DemocratsHansson, Per AlbinPer Albin Hansson (S/SAP)
(5)
Gustav Möller
Möller, GustavGustav Möller
(1884–1970)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs13 December 1939 (1939-12-13)1 October 1951 (1951-10-01)11 years, 292 days Social DemocratsHansson, Per AlbinPer Albin Hansson (S/SAP)
(13 December 1939 (1939-12-13) – 6 October 1946 (1946-10-06))
Tage Erlander (S/SAP)
(11 October 1946 (1946-10-11) – 1 October 1951 (1951-10-01))
11
Gunnar Sträng
Sträng, GunnarGunnar Sträng
(1906–1992)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs1 October 1951 (1951-10-01)12 September 1955 (1955-09-12)3 years, 346 days Social DemocratsErlander, TageTage Erlander (S/SAP)
12
John Ericsson
Ericsson, JohnJohn Ericsson
(1907–1977)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs12 September 1955 (1955-09-12)22 March 1957 (1957-03-22)1 year, 191 days Social DemocratsErlander, TageTage Erlander (S/SAP)
13
Torsten Nilsson
Nilsson, TorstenTorsten Nilsson
(1905–1997)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs22 March 1955 (1955-03-22)19 September 1962 (1962-09-19)7 years, 181 days Social DemocratsErlander, TageTage Erlander (S/SAP)
14
Sven Aspling
Aspling, SvenSven Aspling
(1912–2000)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs19 September 1962 (1962-09-19)8 October 1976 (1976-10-08)14 years, 19 days Social DemocratsErlander, TageTage Erlander (S/SAP)
(19 September 1962 (1962-09-19) – 14 October 1969 (1969-10-14))
Olof Palme (S/SAP)
(19 September 1962 (1962-09-19) – 8 October 1976 (1976-10-08))
15
Rune Gustavsson
Gustavsson, RuneRune Gustavsson
(1920–2002)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs8 October 1976 (1976-10-08)18 October 1978 (1978-10-18)2 years, 10 days CentreFälldin, ThorbjörnThorbjörn Fälldin (C)
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17
Karin Söder
Söder, KarinKarin Söder
(1928–2015)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs12 October 1979 (1979-10-12)8 October 1982 (1982-10-08)2 years, 361 days CentreFälldin, ThorbjörnThorbjörn Fälldin (C)
18
Sten Andersson
Andersson, StenSten Andersson
(1928–2006)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs8 October 1982 (1982-10-08)16 October 1985 (1985-10-16)3 years, 8 days Social DemocratsPalme, OlofOlof Palme (S/SAP)
19
Gertrud Sigurdsen
Sigurdsen, GertrudGertrud Sigurdsen
(1923–2015)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs16 October 1985 (1985-10-16)29 January 1989 (1989-01-29)3 years, 105 days Social DemocratsPalme, OlofOlof Palme (S/SAP)
(16 October 1985 (1985-10-16) – 28 February 1986 (1986-02-28))
Ingvar Carlsson (S/SAP)
(13 March 1986 (1986-03-13) – 29 January 1989 (1989-01-29))
20
Sven Hulterström
Hulterström, SvenSven Hulterström
(born 1938)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs29 January 1989 (1989-01-29)11 January 1990 (1990-01-11)347 days Social DemocratsCarlsson, IngvarIngvar Carlsson (S/SAP)
21
Ingela Thalén
Thalén, IngelaIngela Thalén
(born 1943)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs11 January 1990 (1990-01-11)4 October 1991 (1991-10-04)1 year, 266 days Social DemocratsCarlsson, IngvarIngvar Carlsson (S/SAP)
22
Liberals
Bildt, CarlCarl Bildt (M)
(21)
Ingela Thalén
Thalén, IngelaIngela Thalén
(born 1943)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs7 October 1994 (1994-10-07)22 March 1996 (1996-03-22)1 year, 167 days Social DemocratsCarlsson, IngvarIngvar Carlsson (S/SAP)
23
Margot Wallström
Wallström, MargotMargot Wallström
(born 1954)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs22 March 1996 (1996-03-22)7 October 1998 (1998-10-07)2 years, 199 days Social DemocratsPersson, GöranGöran Persson (S/SAP)
24
Anders Sundström
Sundström, AndersAnders Sundström
(born 1952)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs7 October 1998 (1998-10-07)26 October 1998 (1998-10-26)19 days Social DemocratsPersson, GöranGöran Persson (S/SAP)
25
Maj-Inger Klingvall
Klingvall, Maj-IngerMaj-Inger Klingvall
(born 1946)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs26 October 1998 (1998-10-26)16 November 1998 (1998-11-16)21 days Social DemocratsPersson, GöranGöran Persson (S/SAP)
26
Lars Engqvist
Engqvist, LarsLars Engqvist
(born 1945)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs16 November 1998 (1998-11-16)1 October 2004 (2004-10-01)5 years, 320 days Social DemocratsPersson, GöranGöran Persson (S/SAP)
27
Berit Andnor
Andnor, BeritBerit Andnor
(born 1954)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs1 October 2004 (2004-10-01)6 October 2006 (2006-10-06)2 years, 5 days Social DemocratsPersson, GöranGöran Persson (S/SAP)
28
Göran Hägglund
Hägglund, GöranGöran Hägglund
(born 1959)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs6 October 2006 (2006-10-06)3 October 2014 (2014-10-03)7 years, 362 days Christian DemocratsReinfeldt, FredrikFredrik Reinfeldt (M)
29
Annika Strandhäll
Strandhäll, AnnikaAnnika Strandhäll
(born 1975)
Minister for Social Security (2014–2017)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs (2017–2019)
3 October 2014 (2014-10-03)21 January 2019 (2019-01-21)4 years, 110 days Social DemocratsLöfven, StefanStefan Löfven (S/SAP)
30
Lena Hallengren
Hallengren, LenaLena Hallengren
(born 1973)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs21 January 2019 (2019-01-21)6 October 2022 (2022-10-06)3 years, 258 days Social DemocratsLöfven, StefanStefan Löfven (S/SAP)
Magdalena Andersson (Social Democratic)
31
Ardalan Shekarabi
Shekarabi, ArdalanArdalan Shekarabi
(born 1978)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs6 October 2022 (2022-10-06)18 October 2022 (2022-10-18)12 days Social DemocratsAndersson, MagdalenaMagdalena Andersson (S/SAP)
32
Jakob Forssmed
Forssmed, JakobJakob Forssmed
(born 1974)
Minister for Health and Social Affairs18 October 2022 (2022-10-18)Incumbent1 year, 130 days Christian DemocratsKristersson, UlfUlf Kristersson (M)