Finding solutions to finance Estonia’s health system

The financial sustainability of health systems has always been a central health policy issue, but the recent financial and economic crisis has forced it to the top of the policy agenda the world over. On 5 March 2010, health experts discussed the issue at a conference in Tallinn and mapped out future solutions to health financing in Estonia. The WHO Regional Director for Europe, Zsuzsanna Jakab, on her first official country visit to Estonia, and the Estonian Minister of Social Affairs, Hanno Pevkur, addressed the conference.