Health and medical care are important parts of the Swedish total defence and national crisis preparedness.
Health and medical care play an important role in the Swedish total defence and national crisis preparedness. In all kinds of crisis, it is of utmost importance to protect people's lives and people's health. We therefore need to establish a health service that works even in extraordinary conditions such as during crisis and war.
Health and medical care during crisis and war faces a different situation than usual. One of the biggest differences is that health care must take care of and handle an increased number of patients, which leads to a strained situation for health care professionals. In addition, a situation of crisis and war often implies an increased consumption of both materials and medicines.
In a crisis situation, it is common that the global need for health care products increases dramatically. The higher demand often leads to increased prices, which may mean a high risk of fake products. To avoid such a situation with fake products, we need to establish methods to quickly verify, test and in some cases even certify products. This to ensure both function and quality of health care products. Such quality check is also important when domestic production has been launched with the purpose of avoiding shortages of critical health care products.
RISE wants to contribute to Swedish total defence and national crisis preparedness in health and medical care. We contribute with expertise, innovation and analysis as well as with our wide network of contacts.