- The Swedish Coeliac Association (Svenska Celiakiförbundet) is an independent non-profit organization that represents patients with coeliac disease, lactose intolerance or allergy to milk protein or soy protein.
- We have 23 000 members in local chapters all over Sweden.
- The Swedish Coeliac Association was founded in 1975.
People with coeliac disease, lactose intolerance, allergy to milk protein or soy protein shall be diagnosed as early as possible, a diagnose makes a healthier life possible.
The local chapters are run by a large number of volunteers. Our annual congress appoints a board consistent of seven persons. The associations’s secretary general directs the office with hired staff in Stockholm.
Up to 3 percent of the Swedish population is estimated to have coeliac disease. Most of them don’t know they have it and haven’t been diagnosed yet.