Iceland

In Iceland, the Minister of Health and Social Security is ultimately responsible for the administration of health services. The health care system is universal, comprehensive and mostly financed by general taxation. The most frequent cause of death in Iceland is cardiovascular diseases. At the 2013 World Health Assembly, the Icelandic delegation identified ageing, noncommunicable diseases, the health impact of climate change, and emergency preparedness as focus areas.

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12 European countries commit to greater efforts to protect people from vaccine-preventable diseases

Health ministries of 12 countries in south-eastern Europe and beyond have endorsed a statement of intent to speed up progress towards the goals and strategic objectives of the European Vaccine Action Plan 2015–2020 (EVAP) in Podgorica, Montenegro, on 20 February 2018

Ministry of health

Ministry of Welfare
Hafnarhusinu vid Tryggvagotu
Reykjavik 150
Tel.: +354 545 8100
Fax: +354 551 9165
http://www.velferdarraduneyti.is

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Estimated life expectancy, (World Health Report) (as of 2011)


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Small countries initiative

WHO established the small countries initiative so that countries in the WHO European Region with a population of less than 1 million people can share their knowledge on implementing Health 2020

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