Finland

Health care in Finland consists of a highly decentralized three-level publicly-funded healthcare system and a much smaller private sector. Although the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has the highest decision-making authority, the municipalities (local governments) are responsible for providing healthcare to their residents. Finland offers its residents universal healthcare. The prevenion od diseases and other types of health promotion have been the main focus of Finnish healthcare policies for decades. That has resulted in the eradication of certain communicable diseases and improvement in the health of population. The quality of service in Finnish healthcare is considered to be good; according to a survey published by the European Commission in 2000, Finland belongs to the top five countries in satisfaction: 88% of Finnish respondents were satisfied, compared with the EU average of 41.3%.


Nearly 40 percent of women have experienced sexual harassment, younger women in particular encounter harassment

Women experience inappropriate behaviour such as sexual harassment, hate speech and degrading comments related to their gender more often than men.According to the newest Gender Equality Barometer 2017, 38 percent of women has experienced sexual harassment in the past two years. Especially young women encounter sexual harassment. More than half […]


Expert working group appointed to examine end-of-life care and euthanasia

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has appointed a working group to examine regulatory needs concerning good end-of-life care and patients’ right to self-determination as well as terminal care and euthanasia. End-of-life care encompasses palliative care, meaning treatment aimed at providing relief from symptoms, and terminal care.As is the […]


Expert working group appointed to examine end-of-life care and euthanasia

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has appointed a working group to examine regulatory needs concerning good end-of-life care and patients’ right to self-determination as well as terminal care and euthanasia. End-of-life care encompasses palliative care, meaning treatment aimed at providing relief from symptoms, and terminal care.As is the […]


Minister Mattila: Finland continues its good work in preventing chronic diseases

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Independent High-level Commission has issued recommendations for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). It calls for urgent action from policy-makers to address the burden of chronic diseases and mental health problems across the globe. The Commission emphasises that successful prevention and control of […]


Minister Mattila: Finland continues its good work in preventing chronic diseases

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Independent High-level Commission has issued recommendations for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). It calls for urgent action from policy-makers to address the burden of chronic diseases and mental health problems across the globe. The Commission emphasises that successful prevention and control of […]


What is alueuudistus.fi? Or omamaakunta.fi?

Do you need information on the regional government, health and social services reform or key projects? Not to worry! Numerous different websites provide information from varying perspectives.omamaakunta.fiOmamaakunta.fi is the national source of information on the regional government, health and social services reform. The website is intended first and foremost for […]


What is regionalreform.fi? Or mycounty.fi?

Do you need information on the regional government, health and social services reform or key projects? Not to worry! Numerous different websites provide information from varying perspectives.mycounty.fiMycounty.fi is the national source of information on the regional government, health and social services reform. The website is intended first and foremost for […]


Interim report by Tuija Brax assesses the role of organisations in the new model for health and social services and regional government

Evaluator Tuija Brax has completed her interim report on the role of non-profit organisations in the new model for health and social services and regional government.The interim report assesses the prospects of non-profit organisations and of other third sector operators. It surveys the impacts of the future health and social […]


Interim report by Tuija Brax assesses the role of organisations in the new model for health and social services and regional government

Evaluator Tuija Brax has completed her interim report on the role of non-profit organisations in the new model for health and social services and regional government.The interim report assesses the prospects of non-profit organisations and of other third sector operators. It surveys the impacts of the future health and social […]


Finland’s basic income experiment to be continued according to plan

The ongoing Finnish basic income experiment will be continued according to plan until the end of 2018. Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s Government has decided that the universal basic income experiment is pi-loted in 2017–2018.According to Päivi Sillanaukee, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, this unique experiment […]


Finland’s basic income experiment to be continued according to plan

The ongoing Finnish basic income experiment will be continued according to plan until the end of 2018. Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s Government has decided that the universal basic income experiment is pi-loted in 2017–2018.According to Päivi Sillanaukee, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, this unique experiment […]