World Health Organization

The WHO is Finland's most important international partner in the development and assessment of Finnish health policy. The National Institute for Health and Welfare, the Institute for Occupational Health and the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority take part in the work of the WHO at expert level.

There are 11 WHO collaborating centres in Finland. Finland works with the WHO chiefly through the WHO European Regional Office.

Finland supports the WHO in selecting priority areas for activity. For 2007-2012 these are to improve

  • health protection
  • health systems
  • partnerships
  • monitoring and survey methods

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