Pirkko Mattila, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, was appointed to the WHO High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs). President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will co-chair the Commission, together with the Heads of State of Uruguay and Sri Lanka.NCDs include, for example, cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diseases of the respiratory […]
In all, eleven teams have been selected to take part in the design competition for wellbeing applications launched by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.The competition seeks new health and wellbeing applications that can be integrated with the Kanta Personal Health Record (Kanta PHR).At this stage of the design […]
The air inhaled by infants crawling on the floor contains a greater number and a different variety of microbes than the air inhaled by adults. The presumed reason for this is that some of the dust and microbes stay close to the floor level, rather than rising up to the […]
The risk of death by suicide among patients with depression who have undergone psychiatric inpatient treatment has significantly decreased since 1991. These are the results of a large Finnish cohort study, which tracked 56,826 patients who had been hospitalised for depression for the first time between 1991 and 2011. The […]
How to prepare for slippery conditions Focus on your walking. If you pay attention to your mobile phone instead of your steps, a slippery surface may come as a big surprise. Anticipate. When you stay alert, you will be able to avoid any slippery parts. Pay attention to your selection […]
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) will have a joint stand at the Travel Fair 2018, to be held at the Expo and Convention Centre in Helsinki from 18 to 21 January 2018. They can be visited at stand 6s61.
Pharmacotherapy Day is in March. However, rational or sensible pharmacotherapy is important to us all regardless of the situation.But why is it important? What actually is rational pharmacotherapy? And why are we talking about rational pharmacotherapy just now? Minister of Social Affairs and Health Pirkko Mattila, who is responsible for […]
Veli-Mikko Niemi is the new Director of the International Affairs Unit.Mr Niemi will take up his post on 8 January 2018. In 2014-2017, Niemi worked as Director General of the Department for Promotion of Welfare and Health at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. At present, Niemi is working as […]
The new Alcohol Act that has been long in the preparation will enter fully into force on 1 March 2018. However, some of the changes will become effective already on 1 January 2018. The new Alcohol Act will combine the 13 Regulations previously adopted under the old Act. A significant […]
The establishment of a genome centre in Finland is proceeding. The working group appointed to prepare the establishment of a genome centre has sent for comments a memorandum that outlines its main proposals for a genome act and for setting up the centre. It is hoped that comments will be […]
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has appointed a working group to investigate the restricting of cross-border distance selling of alcoholic beverages and to draw up proposals for new rules. In completing its task, the working group must take account of the conditions set by the Finnish Parliament. The […]
A unique study has been launched in Finland that will deepen our understanding about the origins of diseases and their treatment. The FinnGen study plans to tap into 500 000 unique blood samples collected by a nation-wide network of Finnish biobanks. The research project is based on matching genome information […]
The Finnish Parliament voted on the Alcohol Act on 19 December. The parliamentary reply on the Alcohol Act is to be discussed at a government session after Christmas, on Thursday 28 December. The President of the Republic is to confirm the Act on the same day. The Ministry of Social […]
Over the coming years, violence against women and threat of violence will be prevented through more than 40 measures. This work will be carried out in several administrative branches together with non-governmental organisations. The objectives will be achieved, for example, by developing cooperation, support services for victims and treatment programmes […]
The more premature a child is born, the greater the probability that it will be the last child in the family.
he Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has granted a separate appropriation of EUR 80,000 to support the preparation and implementation of a new action programme to prevent female genital mutilation. The previous action programme covered the years 2012–2016.Compilation of an action programme against mutilation is included in the plan […]
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (STM) has granted a separate appropriation of EUR 80,000 to the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, to be used for drawing up a Current Care Guideline on suicide prevention for healthcare professionals. Creating a new guideline is always labour-intensive, and it is estimated that […]
Specialists from public administration, education, clinical practice and NGOs from Northwest Russia met to discuss governmental (GO)-nongovernmental (NGO) collaboration concerning socially-related infections such as HIV and TB.
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has launched a design competition for application developers. The objective of the competition is to find new kinds of health and wellbeing applications that could be connected to the My Kanta pages Personal Health Record (Kanta PRH).Purpose of the competition
The Slush side event organised by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on Thursday 30 November was a creative event with a lot of pitching.The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health had invited startup companies, application developers and health and wellbeing service providers to the event, where authorities presented […]