Regulation of the health care system in France is conducted by the statutory health insurance funds and the state, which consists of the parliament, the government and ministries. The life expectancy at birth in France is close to average for males in Europe and above average for women. However, tobacco smoking rates remain high in France with statistics indicating 32% of men and 26% of women smoke daily. In 2012, a report in France called for action to reduce adult smoking rates to 15% by 2025.
Top storyMember 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).
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Ministry of health
Ministry for Solidarity and Health
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Life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2009)
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