Kirsi Varhila: Finland started preparing for the coronavirus disease before it hit the headlines
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is responsible for ensuring that Finland is prepared for both unexpected and gradually emerging situations that affect, or may affect, healthcare and social welfare services one way or another.
Mental health is valuable capital at workplaces
mental health is capital of individuals, families, communities and society, and mental care should be taken care of and invested in. This also applies to working life, as the mental health of the population affects the productivity of working life and employment as a whole.
Minister Krista Kiuru:
Health and social services reform will be carried out focusing on services, reforming the structures simultaneously
Now people need to wait weeks to see a doctor. Clients are lost in a jungle of services when trying to find the right service. These stories have been repeated in the news for too long. It is time to complete the health and social services reform.
What unites us? – Nordic countries continue discussing
The 70th Session of the Nordic Council starts this week in Oslo and its agenda includes various topics, such as culture, environment, sustainable development, international cooperation, and other matters relating to the current challenges facing our welfare states.
A lifelong bond is created in everyday moments
Early childhood is full of new things, of joy, confusion, fatigue, and love. Family leaves are fathers’ right. They offer an opportunity to fathers to share everyday life with their children. It is important to use this opportunity as a man grows into fatherhood in interaction with his child.