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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Day 1 highlights: RC66 opens – health central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess of Denmark and the WHO Regional Director for Europe opened the 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC66), welcoming over 400 delegates to Copenhagen, Denmark.

WHO/Europe offices

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

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

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