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 storyEuropean Region countries convene to boost emergency preparedness and response
A 3-day high-level meeting, hosted and financially supported by Germany, concluded in Munich on 15 February 2018, marking a milestone in preparing for and responding to the ever more complex and demanding health emergencies of our times.
- Understanding why people do or do not vaccinate – the first step to increasing vaccination coverage
- Strengthening journalists’ understanding of the social context of environment and health inequalities
- Seventy-first World Health Assembly comes to a close after charting a new course for WHO
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Estimated life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2010)Read more