Germany is a densely populated and highly industrialized country with more than 82 million inhabitants. The life expectancy at birth is 77.6 years for males and 82.8 years for females. The percentage of the population aged 65 years or more is rising. Germany does not have a national health care system. The health care system is administered through several autonomous bodies and associations such as the statutory health insurance system (GKV), the association of physicians under contract with the GKV, and the hospitals association.
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).
- Immunization professionals learn how behavioural insights can be applied to increase vaccination uptake
- Improving the lives of people with dementia and old-age depression
- Member States to reflect on 10 years of progress in public health and set health priorities for Europe at RC69
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