Lithuania

The WHO Country Office, Lithuania was established in May 1994 in Vilnius. The Office is the focal point for WHO activities in Lithuania and includes 2 staff members. In the late 1990s, Lithuania moved away from a system funded mainly by local and state budgets to a mixed system, predominantly funded by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) through a national health insurance scheme and based on compulsory participation. The main objectives of the health system are improving population health as well as access to and quality of health-care services. The focus is being shifted from treatment towards prevention and healthy lifestyles.

WHO/Europe offices

WHO Country Office, Lithuania
Didžioji gatvė 22
Vilnius LT-01128
Tel.: +370 5 212 6743
Fax: +370 5 212 6605

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
Vilniaus g. 33
Vilnius LT-01506
Tel.: +370 5 266 1400
Fax:
http://www.sam.lt

Areas of work

The 2014–2015 priorities for collaboration with Lithuania are:
  • control and prevention of noncommunicable diseases
  • control and prevention of communicable diseases
  • promotion of health throughout the life-course
  • health systems strengthening
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Data and statistics

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Life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2010)


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