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Päivi Sillanaukee appointed as new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

sosiaali- ja terveysministeriö
Publication date 27.9.2012 10.48
Press release -

During her long career, Ms Sillanaukee has held various development and management positions within the public administration. The most prominent ones include serving as Deputy Mayor of the City of Tampere and Director-General of the Department for Social and Health Services at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, a position which Ms Sillanaukee has now held for over four years.

On Thursday 27 September, the Government appointed Ms Päivi Sillanaukee, Doctor of Medical Science, as new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health from 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2019. The Permanent Secretary is responsible for directing, developing and monitoring the operations of the Ministry and its administrative branch.

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is responsible for the planning, steering and implementation of social and health policy. It is tasked with promoting good health and functional capacity amongst the population, a healthy working and living environment, and equality between the genders. In addition, the Ministry's responsibilities include securing sufficient social and health services and adequate income for people at various stages of their lives.

For further information

Director-General Jaana Koski, tel. +358 2951 63519
Head of Department, Director-General Päivi Sillanaukee, tel. +358 2951 63356

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