Denmark

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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Member States to reflect on 10 years of progress in public health and set health priorities for Europe at RC69

On 16–19 September 2019, health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region, along with partner organizations and civil society, will gather for the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC69).

WHO/Europe offices

WHO/EURO
WHO Regional Office for Europe
UN City
Marmorvej 51
Copenhagen Ø DK-2100
Tel.: +45 45 33 70 00
Fax: +45 45 33 70 01

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health and Senior Citizens
Holbergsgade 6
Copenhagen K 1057
Tel.: +45 72 26 90 00
Fax: +45 72 26 90 01
http://www.sum.dk

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Life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2011)


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