Finland

National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

(Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos)

Tel: +358 29 524 6000

Tel: +358 29 524 6161

Mannerheimintie 166, Helsinki
P.O. Box 30, FI-00271 Helsinki
Finland

Juhani Eskola - Director

https://www.thl.fi/en/

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Institute Profile

With a staff of more than 950, the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) is a research and development institute under the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. THL opened in January 2009 after the merger of the National Public Health Institute (KTL) and the National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health (Stakes).  THL’s primary functions are to promote the health and welfare of the population, prevent diseases and social problems, and help develop social and health services in each municipality. The institute also acts as the national monitor for all health services throughout the country in terms of availability, quality, productivity, efficiency, and impact.

The institute —headquartered in Helsinki with satellite offices in Kuopio, Oulu, and Tampere—is made up of divisions of welfare and health policies, welfare and health promotion, health protection, and health and social services.

THL also, hosted IANPHI's Secretariat through 2013 in Finland. 

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Finland Facts

POPULATION:

5,326,000

SIZE:

338,145 sq km

GDP (USD):

$266.1 billion

AVERAGE INCOME:

$35,940

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH:

- Coronary Heart Disease
- Cancers
- Alzheimers/Dementia
- Stroke
- Suicide

INFANT MORTALITY:

2 deaths/1,000 live birth

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN:

Male: 77 
Female: 83

 


Source: WHO, World Bank, World Health Rankings