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.

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WHO Regional Director for Europe, Ms Zsuzsanna Jakab, meets with the Federal Minister of Health of Germany, Mr Hermann Gröhe, in Geneva, Switzerland on the sidelines of the Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly, 19–24 May 2014.

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WHO European Centre for Environment and Health
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Berlin 10117
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Estimated life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2010)

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