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.

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European Health Information Initiative expands by 7 members at 4th Steering Group Meeting

Georgia, Lithuania, Malta and Portugal are the latest Member States to be welcomed to the European Health Information Initiative alongside new institutional members Public Health England, the European Public Health Association, and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.

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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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