Coronavirus in Finland: Number of coronavirus infections has raised
The Koronavilkku smartphone app has now been published to help break infection chains. Read more about app:
The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health updated its coronavirus testing strategy 19 August, 2020.
On Thursday 13 August, the Government adopted in its plenary session resolutions on recommendations for wearing face coverings and face masks and for remote work.
- Government resolutions on recommendations for wearing face coverings and face masks and for remote work (Government Communications Department's press release 13.8.2020)
In the coronavirus situation, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health issues the official instructions concerning healthcare and social welfare to municipalities, hospital districts, Regional State Administrative Agencies and other relevant parties.
Proposal for reforming Act on Client Charges in Health and Social Services to Parliament — more cost-free health and social services
Press release by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
Number of COVID-19 cases has increased at an alarming rate in recent weeks
Health worker safety is patient safety — Finland turns orange for World Patient Safety Day on 17 September
Service choices in healthcareService choices in healthcare refer to the range of healthcare services financed from public funds.
The Council for Gender EqualityThe Council for Gender Equality (TANE) is a parliamentary council that works to promote gender equality in society.
National Committee on Medical Research EthicsThe primary role of the National Committee on Medical Research Ethics (TUKIJA) is to serve as an expert on research ethics.
Advisory Board on BiotechnologyThe Advisory Board on Biotechnology is a consultative body of experts in issues related to bio- and gene technology.
Advisory Board for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (VANE)The Advisory Board for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is the national coordinating mechanism for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Board for Gene TechnologyThe competent authority in Finland regarding the use of genetically modified organisms in accordance with the Gene Technology Act.
Finland's Advisory Committee on ChemicalsA cooperation body appointed by the Council of State upon the submission of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health for a term of three years.
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health manages the preparation and implementation of Finland’s social welfare and health care policy, gender equality policy and occupational safety and health policy. The purpose of the MSAH is to ensure that everyone has equal opportunity to lead a healthy and safe life.
The administrative branch of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health includes several independent institutions and agencies. Some of them produce research data for bill drafting and as a basis for social and health policies and decision-making. Some of the government agencies act as licence and supervisory authorities.