Minister of Health and Care services Ingvild Kjerkol (Labour Party)

Address Teatergata 9, Postboks 8011 Dep, 0030 Oslo
Phone: +47 22 24 90 90

Born: 1975
Appointed: 14/10/2021

The Minister of Health and Care Services is responsible for government policy related to hospitals, municipal health care services, preventive measures, psychiatric health and drug addiction.

Ingvild Kjerkol became Minister of Health and Care Services on 14 October 2021. Kjerkol has been a parliamentary representative for the Labour Party since 2013, and has been a member of the Health and Care Committee at the Norwegian Parliament since 2015.

Kjerkol grew up in Stjørdal, and joined the municipal council in 1995. She has studied psyhology and computer science at NTNU, is a college gratuate in Operation and maintenance of computer systems (from Sør-Trøndelag University College), and has a Master of Knowledge Management (from Nord University). Kjerhol has held a number of public positions, including in Innovation Norway and Norskehavsrådet.