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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Third expert meeting in the health system strengthening NCD work programme

The third expert meeting for the health system response to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) work programme took place on 5–6 November 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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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
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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