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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Denmark campaign rebuilds confidence in HPV vaccination

When Eigil Rosegar Poulsen first heard about the controversy over the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination in Denmark, he became quite upset. Still, the debate sparked a desire to share his story. In 2010 Eigil lost his wife, Trine, to cervical cancer—a disease caused by the HPV virus—leaving him to raise their three daughters alone.

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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