Responsibilities of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health divided between three ministers

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 7.6.2019 10.07 | Published in English on 10.6.2019 at 10.53
Press release 70/2019
Aino-Kaisa Pekonen and Krista Kiuru

On 6 June 2019, the President of the Republic appointed Aino-Kaisa Pekonen as Minister of Social Affairs and Health and Krista Kiuru as Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Thomas Blomqvist will be responsible for gender equality matters.

Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru is responsible for matters related to steering and services of healthcare and social welfare. She is also responsible for matters concerning occupational healthcare, farm relief services, services for disabled war veterans, rehabilitation for war veterans, and the Advisory Board on Veterans' Affairs in Finland.  

Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen is the head of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and responsible for all other matters in the Ministry's sector, such as pharmaceutical services, social security and labour protection.

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