Denmark is a small country with over 5 million inhabitants; however, it is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. The Danish health care sector is dominated by the public sector and is financed by local and state taxes. Governed by a combination of national state institutions, regions and municipalities, the Danish health care system has democratically elected assemblies in all levels. The state level is responsible for legal framework for health care and coordinates and supervises the regional and municipal delivery of services. Hospitals are generally owned and operated by the regions.
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European ministers of transport, health and environment are meeting in Paris on 14–16 April 2014, to agree on common action for healthy and sustainable mobility. The Fourth High-level Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment (4HLM) is organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and WHO/Europe, and hosted by the Government of France.
- WHO/Europe supports translation of European Vaccine Action Plan into national immunization plans in Gavi-supported countries
- Using price policies to promote healthier diets
- Making children and adolescents visible
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